Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The Completed Goat Icon
I'm very happy with the way this turned out and so is my sister (it was a gift for her). Plus, after a little trepidation and something of a lost feeling at the beginning, it was a lot of fun. The original inspiration was the little resin goat at the top that I got at a flea market last year. Then I saw the photo of the goat in a catalog and was smitten by her sweet face. The third goat piece was the little acrylic painting I did.
I started to do a collage of magazine pieces behind the photo of the goat but was initially very unhappy with it. But once I went back over it with slightly tinted gesso to push the whole thing back and subdue the color contrasts I liked it very much. Then I put the word "capra" - female goat - on and added the little sprigs of foliage by painting them in. I will use this technique again as I like the aged feeling it gives me.
Since this goat is so cute, how could I resist giving her a rhinestone collar? That's part of the attraction of collage for me - it's liberating...