This mixed media floral came out of a time of rest, reflection, and a quote from Morgan Haper Nichols.
I subscribe to her app and every day on my phone I get a wonderful piece of art with a quote and then a deeper dive into the quote.
The quote read “Rebelliously choose rest” It stuck with me, because, I’m terrible at rest.
It’s something that has been a lifelong struggle for so many reasons (which I’ll share in the video).
But I CHOSE rest this past weekend and found moments of joy, connection, and inspiration for this piece.
I use lots of gesso to get some yummy texture along with some amazing vintage paper. I did a lot of paint mixing to get just the right colors. And then I let the acrylic ink flow.
I hope you enjoy today’s video, have fun watching!
11×14 mdf board, Liquitex fluid matte medium, Liquitex glazing medium, Utrecht gesso, Liquitex titanium white spray paint, Lukas cryl acrylic paint (raw umber, burnt umber, Caramel, olive green, Golden so flat acrylic in burnt sienna, Liquitex soft body in quin magenta, Fine line applicator, Deco art American paint in macha green, bamboo dip pen