Friday, June 14, 2013

Love Is Enough . . .

"love is enough"
mixed media on 12x24 wrapped canvas

This is the first time I tried a 12x24 canvas and really love the size and rectangle shape.  I went shopping last week and bought canvases as well as some new foam alphabet stamps and a foam heart stamp which I used on this new piece.  As  you can see I am still on the black, white, and red kick!  I may be stuck there for a while.  There is just something about black and white.  And red just fits so well with it too.  I have been using pyrrole red instead of a crimson.  The pyrrole red is an orangy red which I like better with the black and white.  When I used crimson it looks like blood to me.  Weird I know!  Ick!  lol

I added lots of texture with scrapes into the paint and drizzling black and white in scribbles all over.  Love the foam stamps.  This time the words were in my head before the painting.  I added the lines around the words with a faber castell gelato.  Its water soluble but looks like a crayon when u first draw with it.  I liked the look of that.  I needed something around the words.  They looked so lost out there alone!

I like the graffiti feel of this piece.  Lately hearts and love are the main subject of my work.  I have been feeling very out of sorts these days.  Anxious to the point that nothing even looks the same or familiar to me.  I really hate feeling like this.  Hope it will pass soon.  In the meantime I will try to just paint and get out of my own head.  Not an easy task but a necessary one.  

Sharing with Paint Party Friday.  Is it really Friday again already???  



  1. I love your black and white and red art palette "kick!"
    This is great with the lettering and repetition and variety of hearts!
    I think this is my favorite so far! :)
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  2. My fav color palette, love the pop of red to make it really pull together. Love this! HPPF!

  3. Great texture and message, Cathy. Beautifully done.

  4. I really like the graffiti feel of this fabulous piece!! Pyrole Red is my fave go to red :)Happy PPF!

  5. Found you at Paint Party Friday. Love the graphic black and white with a pop of red. Has lots of energy and love the sentiment: we don't need the latest iphones we just need love!! Emma

  6. Yes! I love the graffiti style aspect to this, beautiful work Cathy! x

  7. this turned out beautifully... hope you do more canvases with this format... it really suits your style...xx

  8. Love the energy and message of this painting, wonderfull

  9. Love it! The size is very different. I'm very fond of red, black and white together. Hope you feel better soon, art helps. :)

  10. FIRST, thank you for your beautiful words and love Cathy, thank YOU with my heart, my sister heart.
    SECOND, I just can't believe how appropriate these words are right now, personally and for everyone of course.
    THIRD,i love love love your graffiti work, all of it, truly. I have always liked your style and what you are willing to show when working pieces out etc. these are the bomb, baby! xoxo