acrylic, ink, and wax pastel
on 12" x 12" wrapped canvas
I'm craving simplicity again. A few weeks ago I was craving excitement, but I think I should have been more specific. Since then, my life has been filled with health scares (all is well, after all!), car accidents, numerous car repairs, serious plumbing emergencies, and countless other annoying and expensive little detours. Nothing nearly as bad as what those poor people who were in Sandy's path are facing, though. My heart goes out to each and every one of them.
At around the same time all those little detours of life started, I had decided to paint over two landscapes I no longer loved. So I gessoed them, and painted both the canvases a cheery yellow.
This was how "Rising Above" looked when I started painting. I thought the painting was going in a completely different direction then. It's funny how some paintings take on a life of their own. They seem to finish themselves. Especially portraits.
Painting on a yellow background was interesting, although I didn't care for the yellow sides.
So I painted the sides a distressed blue, allowing some of the yellow to still peek though. I really like the way that looks. Since then I've also painted the other canvas blue, and I'll be painting on that later this week, unless my life takes a few more unexpected detours. :0)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are all well, and safe and warm. I'll try to get back to regular blogging again now.