The Offering

'The Offering' Mixed media & acrylic on 10x30" gallery-wrapped canvas
I just LOVED painting this piece. I was a little nervous at first because the dress, made up of illustrations from an old children's book (circa 1948) was stressing me out, but I kept at it, knowing that my paintings always satisfy me in the end.

Lots and lots of textured goodness. Ribbons, embroidery floss, rhinestones, tissue paper...

...and the wording 'Where there is great love, there are always miracles'.

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Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

What the are on a roll girl!!! Holy smokes. I LOVE THIS PAINTING!!!!!!

Deedra said...

Thanks, babe! I appreciate that coming from an artist such as yourself ;)

Nicola said...

Hi Deedra, she's gorgeous!! I'm always blown away by the fact you can create such emotion in your paintings without using features!!! This is great!

Deedra said...

Huh...what a nice, and interesting thought, Nicola!! I thank you for that! Do you know, faces used to be my favourite part of a painting? But for some reason lately I've been avoiding them!

Anonymous said...

Love all the texture on this painting! Beautiful!

Laura Beth said...

I love all the gorgeous textures and colors. Simply scrumptious. It makes you just want to reach out and touch if that makes sense. ^_^

Laura Beth

Deedra said...

Thank you! Julie-Ann!!

Laura Beth - yes, that's exactly what I'm hoping people will get from it! So thank you!

Maria Isabel said...

Wow this is amazing , even the picture radiates the textures, you know? I feel like touching the computer screen to make sure its only a picture!
By the way, please email me or message me your email address or mailing address to send you your prize :D I was away all weekend so I didn't have a chance to message you earlier!

Deedra said...

Thank you so much, Maria! I'm glad the texture is that obvious...even via computer monitor!

I'll see if I can email you my mailing address! And btw - I'm SUPER excited! You're the best!

Anonymous said...

Ow wow, her dress made with old images, and those little tiny words that give such a huge and great message :) wonderful! Everything just seems to be right in this painting :) LOVE IT