Faithful Companions is an original mixed media painting being released as part of the 25 Days of Minis for 2018.
Marigolds are a staple in our vegetable garden every year, and travel from bed to bed as we rotate our tomatoes. They are said to repel insects that like to attack the tomato plants, and so are excellent companions for them. The strong smell and bright colors not only attract butterflies, but deceased ancestors as well. According to the traditions associated with Dia de Muertos, it is their scent and color that help the spirits of the dead find their way back to the alters their family have laid out for them. Marigolds are also the birth flower for the month of October.
Created on a 8″x8″ wood panel, this one of a kind artwork was handmade by Alecia Miller through a process of layering in the background and utilizing the transparency of the paints to achieve the light and airy feel of the final painting.
The artwork has been sealed with a protective varnish and is mounted in a black wood frame, ready to display in your home.
Artwork from this series will ship priority mail in the continental United States with a flat shipping/handling rate of $10.