First I created the background, using different patterned papers, gluing it directly on the white canvas with golden medium glue.
Adding loose layers of acrylic paint, then sketching and painting an image. And adding more paper.
Wonderful painting mess….
Here I used some of my Molotow pens to draw coloured lines of detail.
I often create 2 – 3 paintings at a time. For many reasons: One can dry when I work on another; it takes the pressure off having to create one perfect piece and I love how they almost speak together during the process. Also, it´s much faster to paint that way, and I love the feeling of getting a lot done!
Trying it on the wall many times during the process
Finished piece, “Imagine”. Text reads: “Imagine that you woke up one day to discover a flower much greater than you ever expected growing out of your own pot.” Prints available here. I´m thinking this one would love to appear as part of the postcard series very soon, it seems to be destined for that.
If you are interested in buying originals, contact me and I´ll send you a list of the ones currently for sale.
The inspiration to this painting came spontaneously during a “Creative quickie”, which is something I love to do as a quick and easy way of getting the creative juices flowing.