"Madonna of Spring" was created for this week's dans ma maison challenge, "There is Spring" (il y a le printemps). The serene Madonna, holding a symbolic lamb, is an image from a FLICKR Crowabout collage sheet. Generally I tend to shy away from yellow; however, I decided to use it liberally in this piece as a nod to my favorite spring flower, the daffodil. The flowers and bird are from Dover. Her little house was created from a recycled, gessoed cereal box.
Acrylic washes of yellow acrylic paint and watercolors were applied over a layer of modeling paste. Other materials include Prismacolor pencils, watercolor pencils, pastels and Pitt pens. The edges were defined with gold marker. Multi-colored fibers and "jewels" embellish the roof.