and on her horse she flies

Toni Johnson Mendina's avatar Toni Johnson Mendina

This artwork uses a technique I have been developing by drawing with colored pencil on fused fabrics. Different fabrics and prints are cut and layered to create the horse and rider forms. Using the fabric as a base, I carefully add layers and layers of colored pencil to give my work it's highly detailed and realistic look. The horse and rider were then fused to a painted canvas that adds another dimension and texture to the art. The subject matter of my artwork is very personal- stuff that is happening in my everyday life. Stories of my daughter are the inspiration of many of my art pieces. This particular one has been bursting to come out all year. Thank you for voting for me!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Colored Pencil/fabric
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 70 inches