mixed media on 11x14 canvas
I had a canvas with an unfinished painting. I no longer felt connected to it so I decided to create something totally different. And I am so glad I did. It is pretty liberating to cover over an old idea with something new.
My new favorite colors are magenta and blue as you can see. I was surprised I had the patience to layer! I am slowly learning that if I can add more layers the painting has lots more depth. I really enjoyed creating this one.
Here is the first layer. I used phalto blue and phalto green. I applied the paint with my hands and a sponge brush which I have never used but love the feathery effects you can get with it .
I fell in love with the first layer but knew I had to keep going.
I love to add letters so I sprayed through my alphabet stencil and also added some white circles.
In the background of this image you can see a larger painting. That is something I am working on for Flora Bowley's "Bloom True" online course which I am in the middle of. (more on that to come!)
I knew I wanted to incorporate hearts so I added that next.
I also used the magenta which is transparent to cover some of the blue. That was pretty scary for me. Silly but true. I get so attached to my layers that I really struggle to let go and cover stuff up.
Once I did I liked that I could see the white peeking through from underneath.
Initially I was upset I covered over the letters on the right side so I brought them back. I also added a stamp on the heart which reads "when I want to see love defined I look at you". I felt like it was a nice finishing touch to this piece.
I will be adding it to my etsy shop soon!
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