There's a Little Bit of Bad in Every Good Little Girl
Original Mixed Media Piece
(gicleé print available)
11" by 14"
Cartoon characters have always fascinated me because of their simple lines, flatly colored shapes and the ability to convey humor. I can remember when I was a young girl using wax paper to transfer the colored comics from the Sunday newspaper. Placing the wax paper on top of the comics, I rubbed a spoon across the paper and it magically copied the images.
I choose to paint with acrylics because the paint dries quickly, can be diluted with water or modified with gels and pastes. The finished product can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting. When I am working with mixed media, colored pencils are ideal. They bring back a lot of memories as a child using crayons to create an artwork in elementary school. I use the pencils along with fabric or craft paper.
My newest paintings of Brenda and Basil signify a great change in their relationship. The trust is lost and the damage seems irreparable. The heroine seeks revenge and Basil ends up in a very tight spot.