The Josie Baggley Company

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sacred Heart of Happiness~ Original Painting (with added mixed media)

Hi folks!

This is a new piece that I've just completed .
''Sacred Heart of happiness-
-(repeat twelve times daily) ''
Handpainted portrait- she turned out to be kind of 'pop arty-vintage with a Santo thing going on -I THINK! and then I've added very old (from 1918) tears of paper & vintage lace to give texture & a tactile multi dimensional quality to it. I've mixed my colours to give an old plaster and peeling paint type of look to the background. I love to incorporate old vintage & antique 'bits' to my work rather than leave a 'cleancut painting'. I used to paint portraits at one time in my life and got quite bored with its boundaries so now I really enjoy pushing the boundaries so to speak on a finished painting to get a finished mixed media original painting whilst keeping the integrity of the raw painting....haha I know what I mean in my own head anyway lol This one has been sold to a University in the UK.


Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hi darling Rainey! I am glad to be back here!!! I received an award and am gathering up delightful darlings to dedicate it too. No need to post it or anything... usually do something different when I get awards like a general thanks, etc. But, trying to actually color in the lines and follow the rules this time... not my cuppa (usually) hee hee. We will see if my less than conformist ways will win out or not. Just don't know ;) Hope you are blessed friend.

mermaiden said...

I love your layers. They add mood emotion and history.

The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

My Lord Girl you have been busy and this piece is breathtaking. LOVE IT. Hope you have a great weekend. I'm going to have to email you. LOL Too much to write here.
Love ya

Debrina said...

Awesome stuff, Rainey! Love your work! Very inspiring!!!

Plumrose Lane said...

She's fabulous! Gorgeous work as always!!

Debrina said...

Well, Rainey - if you think I don't need to panic, then I won't(re my blog post. You are the queen of market stalls afterall! Phew - you've made me feel much better.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

REALLY awesome Rainey!!!

Gaby Bee said...

What a fabulous piece of art! The detail in this scrumptious creation is amazing. The more I study it, the more I like it. Brilliant!