Thursday, March 14, 2013

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

This canvas was created for Tracy Weinzapfel's Mixed Media Mondays March Creative Dare.
The challenge is to create a piece of artwork illustrating one of your favorite song
AND to incorporate a button.

I took a day off of work today and spent a good portion of it at my art desk
playing in my paints and working on my canvas.

One of my favorite songs is "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. 
I am always in awe of this wonderful and beautiful world we live in,
so that is the song I picked, 
....and for the button portion of the challenge
I used little tiny red buttons for the roses.

I'm thinking I should have used some modeling paste 
or artist cement to build up texture in my tree. 
Oh well, I'm not going back to rework it.

It really was a challenge to photograph once I finished,
because I added just a tiny bit of Perfect Pearls 
and even though it looks great in person,
 it doesn't translate in camera very well.
The background behind the words is actually layers of many colors.
You just can't see them because of the light reflecting back from the Perfect Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  Feel free to say hello by using the comment link below!


butterfly said...

I can see there are lovely layers of colour... and you've got me singing one of my favourites too now!
Alison x

Kay Wallace said...

What a beautiful interpretation of this song! Love your oh-so-real tree in full bloom!

maxiesmom said...

What a lovely take on the challenge, great job!