So after taking a couple of months off from painting, I am finally back in the studio. We have a new furnace and a second vent (YAY!) in the attic/master bedroom/studio and the temperature is now quite lovely and conducive to painting! First up-my paint tray right now.
I don’t have a photo of the painting when I first started out with the background, but I was initially heading toward putting a heart on the canvas. My word of the year for 2013 is “Love” plus Valentine’s Day is close, so hearts are on my mind. This is the stage where I always worry a little about the painting because I am just building layers and it looks really crappy. (It’s all about trust.)
Then I decided the heart needed to go. I love the blue colors together.
I had some pages in my art journal that I was playing with ideas for the canvas. I decided to go with the flower.
Then I sketched the flower with India ink.
And filled in the background and the flower a little bit more.
Here are a couple of close-ups of me painting the outline of the flower.
I had originally planned to write “Love” in India ink as well, but I decided to stay with the pthalo blue.
My plan is to move the painting somewhere that I will see it everyday to remember my word. I will probably put it on the wall in the dining room where the canvas with last year’s word resides.
Love how the flower turned out . I love finishing a painting. Have a great week!