"Wake Up Call" is a watercolor and acrylic painting on a wood panel, combined with my collaged handpainted Japanese rice papers.There are also found vintage photographs reproduced on rice paper. The photos were discovered at my dear 90 year old neighbor's estate sale. Many would discard them as unimportant or trash...but I found their simplicity beautiful. The painting also has touches of pencil throughout and a small bit of oil pastel. It's finished with many coats of matte UV varnish for extra protection.
The painting measures 24" X 24" X 1 1/2". The sides of the canvas are painted a very light French gray...so it can be hung without a frame.
My current abstract work is an inner reflection of my own battle with cancer and the realization that life is just too short. I hope it will be a reminder to not live life on auto pilot...seize the day, have fun and enjoy every moment that we are given.
watercolor, acrylic, rice paper, canvas, varnish, pencil, oil pastel