This is my piece for the Curiosities show opening next weekend at Gallery Nucleus!
It's my first paper cut out piece, EVER!
Instead of using colored paper, I cut the pieces out of plain white watercolor paper and then painted it with gouache. It allowed me to have more fun with the colors and textures, and I had the flexibility of changing colors around if I wanted to. Which I did.
It's sort of hard to see, since I didn't do a really good job of photographing the piece, but I used a bit of thread wrapped floral wire for the stem. It came ready to go in that lovely yellow green color. There are also tiny little pins holding the flower in place! Those especially didn't photograph well, cause they're so small.
Little tiny flower face. To give you an idea of the size, her face is the size of a penny (because I traced one) and the whole piece is 8 x10, which is a size I barely barely ever work in. I'm usually trying to get myself to go BIGGER since my natural tendency is to go micro-small-tiny.
Here's a shot from mid-process. It was messy, but pretty!