60 x 40" canvas entitled "looking ahead"
i've been working on this piece since we got back from europe on monday. i woke up at 5 am and just started slinging paint around.
love all the colors filling the canvas background it is hard to see from the photo but there are dozens of subtle nuances in the color as it cascades down the canvas
then i started in with the india ink. letting it drip to form the stems of the trees and the poppies
then adding all the textural elements, color and dimensional aspects giving the piece some life.
i used EVERY red and brown i have, as well as a couple of yellows to create the colors of the poppies
i had most of it complete and then i sat and stared at it for the past 3 days.
i couldnt figure out what it needed, but i knew it wasn't done
lots of layers of messy edging in red, turquoise an gray...my favorite alphabet stencil and a not so quick trip to the hardware store for the 3 numbers and voila, canvas complete!
i love the feeling that a finished piece of art gives me...i can ride that high all week!