Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Truly, Madly, Deeply... Love", Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

"Truly, Madly, Deeply...Love"

For some reason, I've been on this kick to create "Heart" work!  Maybe it's because I have a son who was born on Valentine's Day and he's been on my mind lately, which is a good thing.  So, this is the latest big endeavor.  I found this frame with the tin attached, at a summer market. It appears to be an old ceiling tile that they stapled to the inside of the frame.  It was the ideal inspiration, as I love combining old things and new artwork.  I knew this would be perfect for what I was thinking about creating with the hearts.  I created a piece of art (heart) for each individual tile.  They are respectively titled "truly", "madly", "deeply", and "love".  The pieces were constructed on 1.5" deep cradle board and attached to the tile.  They are coated with a glossy resin, which makes the colors "pop".  On the bottom of each piece, I added an antique chandelier crystal...well, because I just love some bling and it seemed like that was just what this piece needed.

This piece is available.  In total, the piece measures 29 X 29.  I tried to "shore up" the old frame so that it wasn't so rickety and now it hangs nicely.  It is truly a one-of-a-kind, unique piece of art.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

"Breakthrough", Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin


Well, once again it's a New Year and rather than settling on resolutions, I'm trying to pick a word.  This is my first painting of the New Year and the "word", at least for this piece, was "Breakthrough". 

This is a small mixed media piece, 6 X 12, 1.5 deep, constructed on cradle board.  It was layered and painted, using sheet music and various papers.  These photos show the piece before it was resined.  It is now coated with with a glassy resin finish, so there is no need for framing. 

This little "Breakthrough" is available.  Feel free to send me an email with any questions or comments.