The Desk & Easel

319 W Main

Denison, TX

903.821.1708

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These are such fun pieces!  Each one measures 8"x8" and I put them in a black floater frame so nothing would compete with the bold colors and textures.  I started with New Yorker Magazine pages that I glued to the canvas.  Then I set about creating fun textures with different objects before deciding what kind of cactus would go with each background.  In some I incorporated jewels and others just more texture.

Rainbow Cactus/Sold
Old New Yorker magazine pages create the base layer for these fun pieces.
8"x8" Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas in Black Floater Frame
Stella & Her Friends
Old New Yorker magazine pages create the base layer for these fun pieces.
8"x8" Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas in Black Floater Frame
Pink Cactus/Sold
Old New Yorker magazine pages create the base layer for these fun pieces.
8"x8" Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas in Black Floater Frame
Jeweled Cactus
Old New Yorker magazine pages create the base layer for these fun pieces.
8"x8" Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas in Black Floater Frame
Blue Cactus
Old New Yorker magazine pages create the base layer for these fun pieces.
8"x8" Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas in Black Floater Frame
Larry, Daryl, Daryl & Moe
Old New Yorker magazine pages create the base layer for these fun pieces.
8"x8" Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas in Black Floater Frame
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For 25 years my husband, Cruz, and I have been traveling to New Orleans.  Every time I'm inspired by the beautiful paintings of oysters that we see in the local galleries and every time I swear I'm going to paint oysters when I get home.  Well I finally did it!  The first three paintings are 30"x30" acrylic on canvas. I really enjoy the stretch of painting on a large surface.  It makes me have to pause and step back to take it all in.  The next 6 are 8"x8" acrylic mixed media on canvas in a black floater frame.  They are painted on New Yorker Magazine pages glued to canvas.  Some text and images can be seen through the paint in different areas.  I think it creates great visual texture.