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« on: February 27, 2011 07:32:23 PM »



When I found this ovular canvas at the craft store, I knew I wanted to paint some sort of iconic-style portrait with a faux frame. I just wasn't sure of what at the time. Lately I've been interested in Mexican folk art, (I love the colors, the subjects, and the themes) so I decided on doing this dia de los muertos-inspired skull.

I used acrylic paints (I prefer oils, but acrylics are more house-friendly for me--mineral spirits make me woozy). I do really like the metallic gold acrylics, though! The photos don't really portray its shinyness. When I was done painting, I had the idea to use some fake gems I had left over from another project. I super glued them on the "frame," the hat flower, and the eyes. I decided to call this painting "In Limbo" because of the heaven and hell symbols on the right and left of the skull.

Overall, this was a fun project I think turned out pretty well. What do you think?



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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011 07:37:45 PM »

Nicely done.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011 07:37:57 PM »

 i love Mexican folk art as well, so vibrant!  great choice of colors and love the themes! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011 07:39:21 PM »

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011 07:48:01 PM »

I am so in love with this! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011 02:23:16 AM »

What do I think? I think you are extremely talented and did an amazing job!
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011 10:57:04 PM »

I love this piece.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011 11:11:04 AM »

It's so beautiful! And I can't believe it's not a real frame! There's so much depth! I bought an oval canvas last month and you've given me inspiration Smiley
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Thanks, all!
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011 02:05:07 PM »

This is beautiful!!

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