Yesterday I started a painting. As usually happens, I began with an idea and ended up with something totally different.
You know me - I LOVVVVE me some color!
I had already added my signature circles so while the gesso was wet I worked in a bit of Jazzy Jivin Purple to each one. While they were drying I mixed Lucious Lime (one of my very favorites!) with white acrylic paint and filled in a large rectangular shape.
After it was completely dry I laid my canvas down on my table and sprayed it with Delphinium Turquoise - letting the spray pool up. This spray is from Lindy's Starburst spray line, they are two-toned colors with shimmer added. I love the way it looked against the matte background of the light lime.
After staring at the painting for a bit I thought it still needed something. Texture. It needed texture! So I tore up some deli paper which I had tinted with a light spray of Tears on My Pillow Tangerine. Once that dried I put on a base color of white acrylic paint mixed with Hottie Patottie Hot Pink. I followed it up with a mix of the same color spray mixed with a hot pink acrylic paint. I worked this blend into the nooks and crannies, gave it a minute and then wiped it back with a wet baby wipe. When it dried I added a coat of gloss medium to the hot pink background.
After adding just a few marks with neon paint markers, lastly I used white acrylic paint to make large brush strokes across the whole canvas. I DO like my ABSTRACTs!
Here's the finished painting and a few close-ups too.
20 x 20 Mixed Media on Canvas
It took some time, and many changes, but I love this painting!