Primitive Folk Art Paper Doll Painting on Ebay

Now on Ebay....
click any of the images to go to the listing!

I'm in a group of folk artists, and one day someone pointed out an antique paper doll to the group. I loved the shape of it, and the naivete' of the silhouette. So I based a painting on the silhouette of the paper doll. It's been a fun one to paint. I used red, white and blue to give it a summertime Americana spin. It is painted with a layering technique where I put one color on top of another and let the base colors show through. I sand and scrape and wipe paint off here and there to give it some visual interest.

I'm planning to do a series based on this silhouette, so keep your eye out.

And here's an interesting quote
that I read on the My Croft blog

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where
strength of character has abounded;
and the amount of eccentricity in a society
has generally been proportional
to the amount of genius,
mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained.
That so few now dare to be eccentric,
marks the chief danger of the time.
—John Stuart Mill, On Liberty


Denise Aumick said...

Hi Dixie! I think this painting looks great. I love your dolls but I covet your paintings!
By the way, I haven't forgotten my 'thank you' piece I'm sending you (when finished, when I stop being overwhelmed, when, when, when....)

Lone Pierette said...

Dixie - this painting is so lovely - this was the one I liked best of the options you showed !
Hugs Lone

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I absolutely love this piece Dix!!

Cookie said...

how beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dixie. I think the painting is wonderful. I really liked the colors that you used. I am looking forward to see the paintings based on the silhouette. Thanks for posting the interesting quote.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden