Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Got Marimekko?

Is it immodest to say that I just love this new painting?  This curious cow in front of a Marimekko-inspired print is painted on a reclaimed wooden kitchen cabinet that I found "out with the trash" while I was riding my bike around town.

 The "frame" you see is the raised cabinet edge painted black - the painting is actually all one piece.   I used my usual acrylic paints, and the dimensions of the entire piece are approximately 18 1/2 by 32 1/2, just the right size for over the mantel or in the living room.

"Got Marimekko?" is FOR SALE to the first interested party, so please email me if that's you, or if you'd like more information.

I photographed this outside in natural light to get the best color reproduction, and thought it looked really charming on the side of my shed (yep, the shed is where I do all my fancy art photography).

Here's a close-up of just the painting, which you can also see as part of the slide show on my home page at rainbowdog.net.

And here's the original cabinet before it went bovine.  I don't think this cabinet was ever actually used, because there is no evidence of a knob.

Don't forget, I am always taking commissions to paint your family dog or cat - or cow!  Thanks for sharing my art with your family and friends.


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