This is Sweetie Pie hanging out in some lovely cherry blossoms. My daughter Mailey has been giving all my birds names lately, and this yellow cutie is now Sweetie Pie. I love the innocence of my paintings, and having my 6 year old help with naming the birds just makes them all the happier to paint for me! I found these fabulous super deep canvases at Sam Flaxx last Atlanta trip. I just had to try one out. The only problem I found for the first painting was what to do with those sides? They really become a part of the image when viewing form the side.
So I bees waxed and collaged the sides, added more paint and oil sticks. I really like the depth these canvases create on the wall. This painting is a lovely combination of sewing pattern, acrylic paints, oil sticks, beeswax and charcoal pencil. This painting is now available at The Naked Art Gallery in Birmingham.