This artwork was inspired by a day trip with family to Atlantic city, New Jersey in July.
Recycled packaging cardboard was used to create two small works of art. I enjoy the challenge of working small and painting on different kinds of material.
The beach theme worked well with the ripple texture on the surface of the cardboard, it created a dreamy underwater feeling. The paintings measure 3 x 2.5 inches. The brown hue of the cardboard was the base color for sand and boardwalk, graphite was used to define edges including shaded areas. The sky and ocean is painted in shades of blue, green and white. The entire cardboard (front, back & sides) was sealed in a clear matte finish.
I was excited about the results of this creative exploration, the painting worked well on this material.
The images that inspired the paintings
You can view these paintings along with 11 of my other miniatures exhibiting at Off The Wall Gallery at Dirty Franks in Philadelphia.. The 2022 MIDSUMMER INVITATIONAL continues through October 7, 2022.
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4 thoughts on “Under the boardwalk”
Jen, these are very cool. As you indicated, the texture of the cardboard really adds to the beach/water vibe the picture is already providing. Well done!
Thank you Bruce!
I really like these. And I love your creative reuse of the cardboard and how well it fits the image.
Hi Claudia thank you very much!