48-3/4" x 49-1/4" (original framed)
Acrylic, latex, and oil paints, spray enamels, butcher paper, sand, terra cotta markers, and oil paint sticks
I drew a cello outline on a large brown sheet of butcher paper and cut the shape out. I then set the paper cello cutout aside to use later with a different Bricolage piece. The large brown paper sheet with a hole in it, the shape of a cello, was quickly mounted on a 4-foot square sheet of cardboard. I covered the entire larger square, including the brown paper with the cutout hole, with red gloss latex. This challenged me. The latex paint was thick and malleable. I waited for it to dry, but then decided to brush on orange, yellow, and more red gloss latex, using large house brushes to minimize brushstrokes. A figure began to appear. I then sprayed the square red with stained glass spray. A shadow figure called to me. I framed her ambiance with blue borders as she dreamily expressed her cello love with me as her witness.