Hannah Overman Koch

Friday, December 3, 2010

Deep Sea Birdhouse

An administrator that I worked for previously asked me to paint an "ocean scene" on her birdhouse.  What a blank canvas it was!  Actually, 4 blank canvases!!  This was something quite different for me to tackle and it was such a learning experience.  I started really getting into it and below are the results....

I am thrilled to say she loved it! And even displayed it for everyone to see!!

My inspiration came from a children's book titled; Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef.  The book was written by Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Jeanette Canyon.  She constructed it entirely out of polymer clay!

I knew I wanted something to wrap around the house and didn't quite want to do fish.  I remembered we had gotten this book for my girls last spring and once I saw that green seahorse, well it stuck with me! 

......take a dive out of your comfort zone this artist holiday.....


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