Wow: That Worked!, besides being a colorful title*, is a mixed media work rendered in nail polish, embellished with a nail jewel, and mounted onto decorative paper which in turn is mounted onto glass. The miniature canvas measures 2" wide x 3" high, and protrudes beyond the frame opening, making the work 6.75" wide x 8.75" high overall, and approximately 1" thick. The frame is easel-backed for either portrait or landscape table display, but can also be hung by the triangular hangers.


*"Wow: that worked!" is what I exclaimed in triumph after successfully water-marbling creme and glitter polishes over a metallic base coat on a miniature canvas. Trained nail technicians might see my water-marbling as a standard technique executed 40 times or more in a day's work, but for an abstract painter who mainly works in acrylics, getting nail polish to do what I want it to do in water is a monumental feat. I'm still proud of myself!

Wow: That Worked!

  • Care Instructions

    This is a one-of-a-kind work. While the easel stand and the two triangular hangers riveted to the back of the frame are the only moving parts, deliberate care is needed. If the work needs cleaning, use a soft, damp cloth to gently wipe the surface of the miniature canvas. If dust accumulates around the canvas and/or in the crevices of the frame, use a small, flat brush and gently sweep. Do not use detergents or cleansers, and do not submerge in liquid.