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January 27, 2011

the stars love us

by sven at 7:00 am

Happy birthday to my niece Chloe! Here's the painting she'll receive as a gift, titled "the stars love us."

As with the piece I made for Zoe (my other niece), I've got a 3D element hovering over the painted background. I carved the little person out of a bit of scrap wood using a flexible-shaft Dremel moto-tool, then gave it a faux stain with acrylics -- which then got sanded away to create highlights.

I quite like this idea of having elements that pop out from the painted background. I did a few pieces back in high school with just this sort of dimensionality... Curious how it's coming back into my work now. I foresee going even farther with it this time.

posted by sven | January 27, 2011 7:00 AM | categories: painting