I had so much fun with this series..
I hope it shows...
sometimes art just makes itself...
and perhaps that is the benchmark for being in the flow
|Detail from Carte Postale, Caterina Giglio|
as you know,
I adore layers and I enjoyed building
texture upon each layer of paint and paper...
|Carte Postale, mixed media painting, 8 x 8 cradled board, Caterina Giglio|
I have always been fond of polka dots and have used them
before, but this time,
I used them as a major theme,
and it feels whimsical and fresh to me...
|In Context, mixed media painting, 8 x 8 cradled board, Caterina Giglio|
Most of the post cards and stamps were given to me
In Context, detail, mixed media painting, Caterina Giglio
with the exception of the one below,
which I purchased at an estate sale in
Fort Collins many years ago..
I used the original from 1945
but made a photo copy
for the collector to keep...
|# 44 Paris, mixed media painting, 8 x 10 Caterina Giglio|
and in this piece I enlarged the original postmark
since there was no stamp..
Detail from #44 Paris, Caterina Giglio
|Copy of the post card used in #44 Paris|
and the last piece
is a favorite,
a post card from Versailles ...
Marie Antoinettes little Hamlet..
|#91 Versailles, mixed media painting, 8 x 10 Caterina Giglio|
|Detail from #91, Caterina Giglio|
So now I am off to buy hardware
and get these
ready for shipping...
I will have them in the 142 bis gallerie
listing next month
after they arrive in
As always, I am most grateful for you
dear readers and thank you in advance for your comments...