I am the host for this months local Art Talk Group meeting and I chose the word Winter for our theme.
In trying to think of what I'd like to paint or create I knew I didn't want to do a typical winter oil painting of our normal rainy winter, but thought more along the lines of something more comforting ... like a nice Hot Cup O' Cocoa, with whipped cream on top.
Hot Cup O' Cocoa, 9" x 9" x 3/8" collage on hardwood, ©2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
I'm not sure I will always do a collage for our theme word but I certainly did enjoy working, once again, in collage.
Side view of Hot Cup O' Cocoa, 9" x 9"x 3/8" collage on hardwood, ©2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
The 9" x 9" x 3/8" board I was working on was already primed for an oil painting but I don't think it would have needed to be primed, it was just something I had laying around waiting to be used.
The above photo shows how it looks from an angle showing the small collage wrapped area.
Close up of Hot Cup O' Cocoa, 9" x 9" x 3/8" collage on hardwood, ©2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
Above a more detailed shot of the scene. Don't ya love the reflected handle of the cup ... diamonds no less.