|Searchers for a Place Called Home|
mixed media on 16 x 20 inch hard hoard
available on Etsy next week
The layers helped me paint this painting. I caked on the layers with acrylic paint using a palette knife, then brushes, then sponges, then palette knife again and so on. I kept layering until it looked good to me and little by little the figures appeared...and then the houses.
The title came after. As I was painting the words seeking and finding and searching kept coming...thus the title. They looked like they were looking for something or someone to me.
It felt so easy...this painting...because the colors were making me so happy from the start. Often this is not the case...it is usually more of a battle.
It went a little lighter and cooler from the starting place (see it a couple of posts back), but this was necessary to give the whole thing some unity. I could have warmed it up again, but I just felt like letting it be, signing my name and moving on. It seemed done as is, though it was one of those pieces where you could just keep going...keep adding...keep changing. I am so glad I listened to my instincts and stopped.
Because now I can finish my other piece....soon. But first I must go somewhere special.
I will explain later...in about a week.
I love that you stopped by.
See you soon!