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Sunshine On My Shoulder © Judy Lavoie

Sunshine On My Shoulder

Original Acrylic on Canvas by Judy Lavoie

IMAGE SIZE: 24" x 24"

STATUS: For sale $850, in a wide wood frame with natural and green tones, designed to be hung on the diagonal

"This painting is from some sunflowers which I photographed in my yard after the bird seed dropped from the feeder to the ground below. I had the square frame with green accents so I actually painted these flowers for the frame. To add drama, the painting hangs on the diagonal, making an eye-catching statement.

I wanted the dark background to make the flowers stand out boldly, and I actually painted that first, keeping the area where I pencilled in the flower shapes as bright unpainted white canvas. Even with the opacity of acrylic paints, it's hard to paint bright, light colors on top of a dark background. This is especially true for me, since I use fluid acrylic paints and I don't apply them heavily."

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