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then gluing on different papers like this vintage postcard…
and these sailboats from a vintage greeting card. the crazy thing is, i glued the right sailboat on first. then decided to do a gel transfer above it (you can see the face down postcard there drying), and went to work on another painting. when i came back, i found the other half of the sailboat card on my studio table and was really drawn to the seagulls, so that’s what i was placing on my background (not even that second row of sailboats on the left that ended up right in horizon line with that first boat!). i love it when that happens!
i thought it needed an owl right there at the center (i still wasn’t even seeing, consciously, that there was a sea on the horizon right behind my character!). and for some reason, i just loved that giant poinsettia right like a crown on top of his head!
here, i added his features and little polka dot embellishments.
then i finally realized this piece was sort of an owl, resting on a cliff above the ocean!
and definitely a reminder to BE CAPTAIN OF YOUR OWN SHIP!
i really love how images just come together like this! it’s like finally realizing this story you’ve had inside, just waiting to get out!