11x14 inches, oil over collage papers
adapted from a vintage black and white snapshot
I have been painting lots since the weather turned colder. Lately my interest has been centered on vintage snapshots, and finding ways to paint over various decorative papers - primarily wallpaper and old printed papers. In this one the children's clothing and much of the background is painted over wallpaper with rather delicate patterns, and the patterns disappeared under the paint - more than I originally intended. But the background pattern still shows through, adding a bit of interest to an otherwise plain area. I'm not sure of the year of the original photo, maybe the late 1940s or early 1950s?