Day of the Dead Artwork

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Day of the Dead watermark

I did this 11 x 14 mixed media on paper for a local shop’s Day of the Dead celebration. (Find out more about The Workroom’s event here.) This festive gal is a melding of ideas from a couple of other pieces I have done recently.  Beads and feathers from one, face from another, with a sugar skull painted on for the occasion.  I love the combinations of the dark Citra Solv background with the stark white of her face and the turquoise, gold, and red accents.

from my art journal:

Day of the Dead

If in Wichita for Final Friday this week, you can view this piece and my Frida canvas at The Workroom, 150 N. Cleveland, from 6 to 9pm. However, I will not be there as I will be attending the opening of The Arts Council Annual Juried Art Show at City Arts, 334 N. Mead Street.  I can’t wait to see all the wonderful pieces there!  Then I will stop by Tessera Fine Art Gallery to see my new pieces up on my wall!  Hope to catch you local folks at one of those locations!

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  1. I love your sugar skull piece! The tilt of the head, the expressive eyes and the bright colours against the background are all wonderful. I just painted a sugar skull woman in my altered book and it in no way compares to what you’ve achieved.

    • Thank you! But please don’t compare… we each have our own creativity to express and its real beauty is in the process! Happy creating!

      • Well comparing can be good and bad – sometimes it can encourage me to try something new or to see strengths in my piece as well as rough spots – but you are right that ultimately the individuality of our own creations is the most important thing.

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