Dimensions: 36” x 48”
Technique: Acrylic on Canvas
Mixed Media: Liquitex Modeling Paste
Early Painting Process
Later Painting Process
Each year, I theme my year and discover a word or phrase that will encapsulate the year. For 2021, I selected: “Explore.” I have a big sense of exploration for an upcoming project. That is why I hand laid the stencils for “EXPLORE” at the top of the canvas. Something I observed in early 2021 as I was focused on making some changes in my life, I found it helpful to paint that which I was focused on bringing more into the world. Since much of my focus for 2021 is to “Explore” I felt it would be helpful for me to paint “Explore” so I can step more into exploring in my life. Maybe you have something you would like to explore this year.
After I laid down the stencils of “EXPLORE” I added Liquitex Modeling Paste to add texture to one of my favorite colors to paint with, Chrome Orange (from Blick Art Supplies.) I poured the paint in a more circular motion and began adding in other favorite blues and white colors to paint up this crosshatch pattern. I paint on a flat surface which allows me to add a lot of paint so I can create the texture without the paint running down the canvas. Because there was so much paint the drying time took a little while. While it was drying, I noticed some interesting bubbles in the paint and remained which added a nice bubbly texture.
After consistently painting for a year, I have noticed colors and patterns emerge in my painting and I love sharing the stories that are underneath each painting. Thanks for the opportunity to share my love of painting with you. Enjoy!
Feb 21, 2020
Music that was playing while painting:
George Benson & Al Jarreau – Mornin’WaKaNa – SilkBob Baldwin – Be Blessed (No Stress)Lin Fountree – Fluid
WORDS INCLUDED ON THE painting:
canvas and prints available