Whale of a Canvas

I often ask my daughter her opinion of my works in progress. She’s a teenager, so sometimes her enthusiasm can be lacking and she would rather check her phone than come into my studio to look at what I’m working on.  But, she had a sensational reaction to my Autumn Hues Girl and asked me if I could create a canvas for her, but showcasing an Orca Whale.  I thought it would be a whale of a canvas (pun totally intended!).

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I started with this Artists Loft 18″ x 24″ back stapled canvas and applied Americana Acrylic paints in a random abstract way.

A Whale of a Canvas created by www.carmenwhitehea.com

The next layer was created with The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and my Americana Acrylic paint.  I wanted to capture the blues, greens and even yellows that are found under the sea.

A Whale of a Canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com

My daughter provided a picture of one of her favorite whales at Sea World San Diego and I tried to reproduce the mother and calf the best I could.  These beautiful creatures are not just black and white, they have shades of grey and dark brown.

Whale of a canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com custom orders

Whale of a canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com custom orders

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I’m really pleased with the final creation and best of all, my daughter absolutely loves it!  Now to find a spot for it in her room full of posters and memorabilia.

If you are interested in commissioning a special piece of artwork, contact me to talk about how I can create your unique canvas.

Blessings,

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