Anyhoo... My latest painting endeavor was inspired by my favorite season:
|It's Spring! Where's my Flonase?|
This painting took awhile and I looooooooooooooooooove it. It's acrylic on a 14"x18" canvas panel.
Here's how this painting happened.... I started out using this painting as a practice canvas for testing out texture using the plastic bag technique you've heard me yammer on about. I'd slap paint on the canvas and then let it dry with a plastic bag over it. 4 layers and 4 plastic bags later, I had this:
I'll be honest, I didn't know what I was painting. I was merely playing with paint and texture. (I REALLY like plastic bags, ya'll...) I emailed this draft to my friend Jenn who politely said, "I see trees." So I let that sink in and I put the painting aside for awhile. Then one day I looked at it and said, "I see the background of Spring." And with that, the final layer, Spring, was added (but no bags, just paint).
I used varnish sponges for the stems and streaks of light and sea sponges for the flowers. Here are some close-ups so you can really see the texture and mixture of all the layers of paint:
This painting will be going up for sale once my Etsy shop is established. Who's gonna be the lucky person who gets to hang this in their home, hmmmm?