Here is one of my new "Travel Journals" on 7"x 5" gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted black and it features "The Torso of Aphrodite" with a beautiful postage stamp from Paraguay. My interest in stamps started with a few binders of gorgeous stamps that my grandfather had. He was a stamp collector. A few of the binders of stamps were tucked away in storage for many years after his passing, and were never really discovered until my adult life. I always thought they were interesing and many were quite beautiful. I started to collect them from my own travels and over the years started to incorporate them into some of my paintings. I now have a few collectors and friends that mail me interesting stamps to use in my artwork. It is always fun to create a memory for someone and to place one of the beautiful stamps into the piece. These make wonderful gifts.
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