This piece was such a journey and has sooo many layers. The background was the place where is fleshed out my thoughts on the inspiration for this creation.
I knew that I wanted some see-through layers and decided to do some stenciling and prints with my stencils on rice paper…. well a few hours later I had gone done the rabbit hole. It was like gelli printing… I had papers everywhere. I show you my process in the video, anyway… I believe it was all part of the meaning and process of this piece.
I was inspired by the book “The Gift” by Dr. Edith Eger. It is so good! and had me in tears a few times…. Here is part of a few lines from her book that moved me and brought me to the table to create.
“We all have this capacity to choose. When nothing helpful or nourishing is coming from the outside, that is precisely the moment when we have the possibility to discover who we really are. It’s not what happens to us that matters most, it’s what we do with our experiences……”
There’s so much more I share in the video.
12×12 mdf board, white gesso, Nova color quin magenta, Lukas acrylic in fern, Arteza arctic, Amsterdam black, Arteza metallic gold, DecoArt Americana acrylic (sand gray, plum suede, melon, lush pink, cobblestone), Liquitex acrylic inks (quin magenta, muted gray, yellow oxide, transparent raw umber), Gallery hand made soft pastels, Liquitex matte medium, Jack Richeson’s 12×18 rice paper, brayer,
General’s charcoal pencil (ex. soft and hard)
This week Celise Mclaughlin and I did a collaboration painting.
She sent me a background she created and I sent her a background I created. This is the result.