|At last week’s art retreat ( see blog post Let’s go on an Art Retreat) I created a grungy multi-layered mixed media original artwork. Today, I want to share with you a behind the scene’s view how the art emerged step-by-step.|
The roller coaster ride
The interesting, scary and thrilling part of taking an art class such as this is that you have no idea where you are going. It is kind of like riding a roller coaster for the first time.. you don’t know where the falls and dips will come.
Don’t over think it…
What I mean is a step will be explained and you may second guess why you are doing it and make choices based on those assumptions, only to find out that your guesses were completely off base. As a result, you end up with some unexpected yet pleasing results.
As you learn to relax with the process, the best way is to surrender and not think about what your art looks like at any stage as the next stage will completely upend your assumptions. Kind of like life. This is why I love art– it is such good therapy. You can plan and plan but then life will take you on an unexpected turn.
Here is the finished painting, Harmony Butterfly, 12×12″ on wood cradled canvas frame.
Would you like to bring this design home with you?