One of the enjoyable aspects of painting is that we get to try on new things. Epiphanies can occur right in the middle of a painting. Between what color does to your brain, the power you feel when you lay that paint on thick and the TOTAL sense of adventure—-no wonder painting is so ….well….so much fun you feel guilty taking money for it….at least until you see your latest framing bill, and then it all levels out…:)
The painting below is one of the new pieces for my upcoming show at Gallery B in Lexington, KY. It was, as you might imagine, unplanned. The flowers were planned. Eddie was not. Eddie just shows up when I put out fresh flowers. A bit of a rose connoisseur that Ed.
Since I love to write and I love to paint, with this show I did both. I included some of my writings on the surface of the paintings….I knew they would be mostly covered as I moved forward with the painting. But I knew they were there. And they were things of heart that mattered to me and help keep me on track for my intentions for this body of work.
So I thought you might enjoy seeing the first phase which is gold gesso and blue acrylic mingled. Then the words–then the painting. And my fun twist. I didn’t want to lose the background I had laid out entirely, so I used Rembrandt Transparent White mix with some purple dioxan and did the background. The transparent white allowed some of the under painting to glow through which I was happy with. Transported me back to my olden days of watercolor and glazing..:)
Each and every day we are awash in a sea of abundance. Take a deep breath and let it wash over you.
The finishing touch on this painting was to go in with gold and paint the words Love, Joy, and Peace.
I hope it is hopelessly transparent……I love what I do.
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