With Art in Motion, I share the visual journey through the life of one of my paintings — from the blank canvas, to the first splash of inspiration, all the way to the finished piece. Enjoy to the fullest!
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Started with a 24" x 24" blank canvas. Often, I'll start by simply gluing a couple pieces of paper onto the canvas with gel medium (link below)...anything to break up the white silence staring back at me.
Lots of drippy wet paint and fingers running through it all. At this stage, the spray bottle is my BFF.
More texture with drippy paint effects, and a bit more big papers glued on. You can barely see the original papers glued on and the canvas has been rotated several times by now. Really fun stage...
Another turn of the canvas, then little bit of lace, hearts, collage, more smudging of paint, and then it's ready for.......
More color, then the last of the details: last minute collage elements, words (alphabet stamps + stencils), pencil work, white gel pen work, and more. And then it's complete....
It turned out to be a love note. Love it when that happens. Original has sold, but signed/matted prints are available of this piece right here.
A little peek at what the studio looked like during its creation. I love love love a good painting mess.
I get so many questions about which art supplies I use and love. You can check out my favorite supplies for making art (with descriptions) over here or if it's easier, I've put some easy links below for you :)
Thank you guys. I hope you enjoyed a peek into the process!
PS: I'm working on a few art e-courses which will launch later this year. If you're interested in getting messy with me during a fun art ecourse, be sure to sign up for my newsletter for upcoming information. It's gong to be great. Promise.