Honey was so tired of people telling her beehives were "out". Didn't they know that retro is so in!?!
This painting was just plain fun from beginning to end. Some paintings have a point where they feel like work--not so with "Honey". I giggled as I drew her onto the canvas--especially the hair. I loved every minute I spent choosing the papers for her hair, shirt, earrings, face, eyes and lips. And the actual painting process was like butta'.
The end result I think you'll find is a really fun painting. I used newspaper for her hair and printed scrapbook paper for her shirt, skin, eyes, lips and earrings. This is put on as a collage. I then go in and paint over the collage elements.
This is my entry in the September 2007 Nibblefest Art Contest, a themed art contest on e-bay beginning on the 20th of each month. The theme for this month is "Retro".
Below is a picture of the "underpainting" so you can see all the collage elements before the paint.