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24 3/4 x 18 x 1 1/2 Inches
Mixed Media / Oil Paint / Canvas

When I was building this canvas I could feel a lot of energy go into it. I applied my multimedia mix to soften the surface of the entire piece and sanded it down smooth. I knew the paint would just be absorbed into the top layers and it gave back a textured surface.

I have old friends and some new friends in this piece. I love the brontosauruses, they are new. I was surprised I had been inspirerd to put them in but was happy to keep them. I painted in some other animals as well and they are really small. 2017 as brought a lot of confidence.

I explored a little steampunk concept as well. I had to create a trolley car on a wire to get a cross. I spent a little while thinking about how I can support the weight on the wire with a box of people or animals in it. I had a great time and in the end, I was very happy with it.


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