This painting has beautiful, soft colors. I thought that I had "finished" this painting but it felt safe- like I knew where I was going. When this happens (as it frequently does) I need to take a big chance and shake things up. Risks add life and depth to paintings. My risk here was the bold lines scraped into thick layers of paint.  I kept the colors muted, but how I applied (and removed) the paint brought everything to life. May this paintings remind you of the rewards of risks. 12"x12" A mixed-media painting on wood panel, including paint, collage, colored pencil and graphite. Finished with a satin varnish to help protect against UV rays.

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  • This is a piece of original artork. It is created over time by building a history of layers. This process is energetic, joyful and messy; I hope it results in art that brings you a sense of wonder at owning something completely unique. I work on 1/4 maple board, then I build a floater frame to fit each individual painting. Yes, a frame handmade by the artist. I love every step, and I create something totally unique. Although I protect your painting with a satin varnish containing UVLS to protect against ultraviolet light, take care not to hang it in constant direct light. That being said, please hang this artwork where it will bring you joy.