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Art of the Day: Monday July 23, 2018

Sunflower Ladybug Vignette

- by Pamela K Wilhelm

This week's theme: Helianthus

They are named for the sun. Their symmetry is based on Fibonacci numbers. They are native to the Americas, but have traveled widely and have captured the eyes and imagination of people all over the world.

Out Trick-or-Treating! I love this piece - it combines both 2-dimensional painted elements as well as 3-dimensional sculptural/molding elements! Not only is it a stunning original acrylic painting - it also has an ORIGINAL "Strangeling Frame"! The frame was handcrafted and hand-cast by myself & Matty - in fact the frame itself contains one of my 3-d wide eyed beauties, clutching a pumpkin, as well as some little skull details! "Out Trick-Or-Treating" features a trio of costume-clad (or are these even costumes at all??) cuties - a beautiful little Halloween witch with haunting eyes, a handsome Pumpkin king with a Jack-O-Lantern head, and a grinning skull. Other Halloween elements can be found if you look closely! There is a phenomenal amount of detail in this piece, I'm very proud of it. It is on a gothic-style peaked wood panel (masonite) with a stunning carved wood and cast resin frame. The framing/panel almost looks like something you'd see in a Renaissance or Medieval art museum - much like an old altar piece. The frame is actually part of the panel itself -combining the 3-dimensional characters along with the painting on the panel. At the top of the frame is a magnificent ornate casting featuring a little Strangeling clutching a pumpkin, and some lovely skull & crossbone elements (all part of the sculpture cast in lightweight resin). Other details enhance the framing, which is all a hand-painted (by me!) copper and aged/antiqued brass patina. The painting is quite large - I've even posted a photo of myself standing with it in the auction (see the link below) to show size. It is about 28" high and 18" wide, and the ornamentation on the frame is probably about an inch or two thick. It is READY TO HANG!

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Out Trick-or-Treating

Detail Image for art Out Trick-or-Treating

Detail Image for art Out Trick-or-Treating


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