This is a prototype for a children’s art commission that I received this past week. I will be creating a series of these textural “Guitar Girl” mixed media paintings to into a shop that sells children’s furniture and art in the Napa Valley. This one is a little messy, because I threw it together rather quickly.
Each piece is painted and burned into long, narrow birchwood panels and a variety of different papers, clays, paints and Perlex finishes are applied. Quite frankly, I despise this style of art because everyone and their dogs makes it….but when a commission beckons, I respond. The money is great and these are paintings I can throw together in no time flat.
I am thankful for the commission, and anticipate having fun making these. There will be a variety of different characters, most of which will be somehow related to music. Some will be sold on my Etsy site later on, and some will go into fabric designs and accessories. Why not welcome Guitar Girl into your child’s life!