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Art Show: Flower of the Month: Daisies

SOLD - Pavement Series #1 "A Reason For Being"

by Shawn Marie Hardy

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Art: SOLD - Pavement Series #1 A Reason For Being by Artist Shawn Marie Hardy
I can't say how many ideas for paintings have flashed in and out of my head to disappear forever. They come and go as fast and as often as I walk down the street or through a park. I see art everywhere. I try to remember to take my digital camera so I can capture these moments and take ideas from them.

The ground is a big canvas that changes with the seasons and weathers over time. The fleeting images at my feet are absorbed through my eyes and accumulate in my busy mind. I try and remember these little scenes for future reference - a dead moth, shimmery stones, mossy cracks, flower petals. This piece represents a combination of those snapshots that only my mind could see - several moments joined together in one image, mixed with my imagination.

This piece was done using artist quality paints & canvas. I started with layers of thin paint, laying the lighter colors down first. Over those I applied heavier layers of grays that I mixed using various greens and siennas. When those were completely dry I sanded over some of the darker areas to give this piece a weathered look. I have used a few photo images and have added some detail and shadows using charcoal. The image of the entire Gerber Daisy is painted on - the partial images are collaged on. I have also collaged bits from a Progresso soup can label and bits of paper from magazines. The gallery-wrapped canvas is 1-1/2" thick with edges painted so there is no need for framing. It's ready to hang. It is signed and will come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity if one is requested.

This piece is available for sale - please email me for details:

Detail Images

Detail Image for art SOLD - Pavement Series #1

Detail Image for art SOLD - Pavement Series #1

Detail Image for art SOLD - Pavement Series #1


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