"love brightens the soul"
mixed media on 12x12 gallery wrapped canvas
Hard to believe it is Friday again already! The summer is really flying on by. I am pretty sure I say that to myself every summer but this year has been crazy so far!
Today I wanted to share my latest abstract. I used a color palette not typical for me but I am pretty happy with the results. And after such gloom and doom over here at Casa Bueti lately with my arm debacle and the loss of yet another dog 2 weeks ago it felt nice to paint something inspiring and positive.
I am finding that the more I paint with my hands the less I enjoy using a brush. This piece was painted that way. I always wear gloves when I paint with my hands. If not that would be one big mess! I did use my palette knife for some of the details though. I used payne's gray mixed with quin nickel azo gold, and titan buff. I am hoping you can see the nice deep green color the gray and the gold create.
Here is a shot of it before my favorite part. This was also the stage where I was stuck fearing my next move would mess it all up.
I am sharing this piece over at Paint Party Friday.
It is quite a rainy day here in NY but much needed. These kind of days make me feel lazy. Perfect weather for cuddling up on the couch with a pug.