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"Girls with Chickens"

From the 2005-2008 "Girls" Series, mixed media on wood.

Signed, open edition.

The image is 5.5"x6" on 8"x10" matte paper (with white border for framing).
Epson archival inks and paper.

All orders ship by Priority Mail in the U.S. Carefully packaged with a protective plastic sleeve.

Artist Statement
The girls I paint are really fictional portraits inspired by the special and fleeting innocence of girlhood. They are daughters, nieces, sisters, friends, twins and cousins.

As I work on and complete each painting, I am struck by how similar this process is to my life in general. Starting with imperfect wood (we are imperfect as people), and using a wide variety of materials and techniques (work, relationships, art), we can transform the imperfection into something beautiful. It also reminds me how I want to approach my life: when I get stuck or am afraid that I'll "ruin" a painting, I remind myself that this is MY PAINTING / MY LIFE: I can put in it whatever I want.

Carla Sonheim

Author of:
• "Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun."
• "The Art of Silliness: Draw, Doodle, and Play for 10 Minutes a Day"
(Forthcoming Nov 2012)
• "Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed Media Workshop with Carla Sonheim" (Forthcoming Oct 2012)


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  • Materials: ink, paper
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