Friday, October 2, 2009


I have been working all week on this painting all week. Even though I don't have a drop of Mexican blood in me I am very intrigued by Mexican art and the Day of the Dead celebration which is around the corner! This is my interpretation of the celebration. It is a BIG 16"X20"X.75" gallery wrapped stretch canvas. It has lots of crackle and black antiquing for a very primitive look. I used two coats of a thick textured gloss to protect and bring out the colors. It almost has the look and feel of old leather. I tried to get close ups to show this. This painting will be listed tonight at a starting price of ONE PENNY!! Check it out by clicking the link to Find Folk Art at the top of this page! Then click on my name (Cristine Green) to the right.

I was busily cleaning the house today (my day off) and when I got the mail I had a very happy surprise! The prize I had won in the Give-Away from Artistic Halloween Queens came in the mail today! This lovely painted plaque was created by Linda White. Isn't it wonderful! Thank you Linda, I love it!


Pease Porridge said...

Your new painting is so neat. I love the gelly men! I love your surprise too, very cute.


Christina Colwell said...

Cool. Skeletons! dancing skeltons. ooo ha ha . Love the thicknes and texture. Good job. The plaque made by Linda White is cute too. Neat.

noodle and lou said...

what a wonderful prize!! and your day of the dead piece is fab-u-lous!!! i love mexican art mom has her whole house decorated with it:) happy weekend cris!! xox...jenn

Micki said...

I too am in love with all things mexican (i've just decorated my bedroom with that kind of feel to it) and your painting is gorgeous!! I love the old leathery look that crackle+gloss makes.

I also really like the prize you won, very cute indeed!!

Micki x

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Cris! I love your Day of the Dead art! The crackle finish is fabulous! Also, a big congrats to winning Linda's giveaway donation to the AHQU Group. You are so lucky! I love her work! Have a great week sweetie! Thanks for coming to visit!

Lisa :)

Kelly said...

Congrats on your prize.
I lovelovelove your dancing skellys... they look so happy and bony and fun...I can almost hear the music they're dancing to!