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Lover Boy's Roadside Stand

Have you ever been driving down the road and an idea for something to create popped into your head?  That's how this boy came about.  I saw a roadside stand and imagined a gangly boy trying to sell his affection from it. 

I used paper piecing with gesso for my canvas, black pen, watercolor paint, water soluble crayons, stamps, india ink and gel pens.  I believe keeping the color pallet strict made the overall look must stronger then if I had just slapped in a bunch of expected colors.  Did I mention that I just love this background?

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27 comments:

  1. I love it! ESP. The colour scheme.

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  2. Awesome illustration! :) I love how everything pops out so well, and definitely would make a good poster!

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  3. He is wonderful! Isn't it fabulous when that happens! I have had to pull over more than once when driving to get an idea started before it leaves my mind!

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  4. This is a great page. I agree the background is really nice.

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  5. Mary, your art is charming! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so happy to follow yours, too. Also, you might want to add your blog to our Mixed Media Art Directory. No cost. It's just a great way for visitors to find new artists: www.mixedmediadirectory.com
    Cia

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  6. Art piece is just adorable and so creatively done ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  7. Aw, he's adorable!! This is such a cute illustration!

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  8. Really sweet, love the colors and background!

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  9. Lovely! Its so fun when those ideas pop in like that. You really captured this one well. Happy PPF

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  10. Mary,
    Love the limited/cool color palette.
    Very whimsical and cute!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  11. Your painting is so enchanting, beautiful. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  12. Okay that nontraditional purple cart is genius! I LOVE LOVE that it's purple. I'm so excited to see what everyone is up to this week. I love all the inspiration....feeds my soul. Lucky to have you guys!

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  13. that is really sweet and loved hearing how you thought of it...xx

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  14. Mary, it's adorable! I love how you seized the scene in your head and got it on paper!

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  15. He's so sweet-who wouldn't want to stop and see him :) Happy PPF!

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  16. This is so cute, and it conjures up a whole story. Now, are you considering doing a painting of the girl who took him up on his offer?

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  17. Adorable sketch, wonderful idea!! Yes I love the background color too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  18. Oh, he is a darling! Very nice job.

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  19. oh gosh that's beautiful! i love everything about it!

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  20. totally adorable ...great artwork!

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  21. He is adorable! How could you NOT buy his pot plants! Great artwork.

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  22. Love this boy - the background is fabulous! Happy PPF

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  23. I love absolutely everything about this painting. Yes, the background is very moving. . . .Blessings, Janet PPF

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  24. I am a follower. I hope you are safe (storm) Blessings, Janet PPF

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