a pair in the pinwheels
My afternoon was spent rearranging the composition, moving around pinwheels and sketching in a companion for the solitary bird. The cradleboard I'm painting measures 8" x 10" x 1", with a matte robin's egg blue background.
The image was transferred using carbon paper. About four years ago at a thrift store in Seneca, SC, I came across a stack of carbon paper pads about a foot high. This pile was purchased for a mere five dollars, a lifetime supply of transfer paper. That Salvation Army yielded some of my best random craft supplies....boxes of buttons, sherbert colored thread and vintage lace, gold embroidery hoops...