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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Chicken - A Watercolour and Embroidery on canvas by mimilove

Whilst there's no actual rabbits, "She's no Spring chicken!" something I hear quite often. Henny is nestled amongst a bushy undergrowth of hand embroidered greenery using a variety of silks and cottons in various shades of greens and yellows and a hint of contrasting lilac. A ribbon of embroidery and glittery glass beads in a rainbow of colours runs through the middle of the picture to give added texture

Its an original one of a kind, hand painted, watercolour painting with hand embroidery on stretched canvas. I've kept the painting free style to keep the colours fresh and bright, sketchy pencil marks are also visible. Colours are shades of ochres, oranges and lavender with pinky red detailing.

The main charity I support is my local Cat's Protection centre . I give a percentage of any sales I make and also donate artworks and jewellery for fund raising events.


  1. Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful! What a great idea to combine painting and embroidery.

  2. This is beautifully done! Wonderful style and colors.

  3. Oh my, so wonderful... I love chickens and your work is so amazing and happy!!!! ;0) Michele

  4. Gorgeous, I love teh colors and the combination of media. Great job!
    Angie at LonesomeRoadStudio

  5. I like this, love the colours and us the materials. It lifts my spirits =^x^=


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