The making of Cooties


COOTIES, mixed media, 10 x 8 inches.

This started as a sketch on colored art paper while watching TV with my husband and our birds. I liked the way it came out, so later in the studio, I mounted it to a rigid wood type painting panel, added cut out letters from magazines, etc, and enhanced it with more colored pencils and thin washes of acrylic paint.  After I was happy with it, I sealed it with a few coats of clear acrylic. This makes it possible to frame it without glass, even though it’s on paper.  Below is a shot of it in progress.


Cooties in progress.


3 thoughts on “The making of Cooties

  1. HAAAAA!! LOVELOVELOVE this!!! It’s so adorably menacing! Someone’s going to grab that one, fast!!

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