Monday, January 7, 2013

Mixed Media on Canvas- my grandson Nate

My grown children and their spouses are requesting more and more art from me. This is a fairly large mixed media on canvas of my oldest grandson. The ice cream cone sort of pops out at you. I put layer after layer of thick off white paint to make is stand out so nicely. This is about 24 or more inches H. A couple of years ago, I made his sister and so this year I made Mixed Media Canvas of her other two children. So now she has one of each of her three children. I have 11 grandchildren and I will do them all but it will take time. These take about 10 to 20 hours a piece to make but they are SO SO enjoyable to make.


  1. Wow, Mary! Love these canvases! Can't single out a particular aspect except perhaps the use of photographs. I've been making similar canvases for a few years now, but sort of generic. I will definitely "borrow" your idea of incorporating real people into your work. Just awesome - thanks so much for sharing :D

  2. I just love these so much! What awesome gifts. No wonder your family wants them, so cool.