8x10 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
You just never know what can happen when you paint over an old canvas. That is what I did for this painting. I had an 8x10 canvas with the beginnings of another idea that had been sitting for about 6 months. All I had done was created a teal background and sketched an idea on it. So without really thinking I grabbed it and added some alphabet stencils with black paint randomly.
I decided that I wanted to use purple and magenta so I started smearing some of that around over the stenciling. I wiped away some of the purple which revealed some of the black letters and loved how that looked. Actually that is my favorite part of this piece. I also scraped some scribbles into the paint. I tried some drips with the spray bottle as well.
When it came to the heart that is when I struggled. I must have painted over that heart 4 times before it felt right. About 2 hours today I worked on just that part and felt such relief when I finally made that "breakthrough"! Then it felt complete.
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