I decided to take a break from Link Love this week. So today I am participating in Paint Party Friday. Check out all the artists who are participating here.
Many months ago I took a Canvas Create class with Donna Downey. The painting was of a lotus and in the style of Flora Bowley. I didn't try to paint what Donna did but followed my own path.
This was my first layer using cool colors. It is just paint and was painted with my fingers.
The second layer had some stamping and spray inks. Images started to appear to me so I pulled them out of the background. I saw the one figure on the left so I started with her and added the others in.
I added warm colors in the background and worked on three figures. I wanted them to be faceless. They slowly began to take shape.
They could be sisters but I started calling them the guardians. It wasn't till I started painting the details like the tree that I began to use a brush. Painting with your fingers can really be liberating.
I continued to add things to their clothing. My beloved raven had to show up. I kept thinking that the painting seemed to lack something. I asked a few people and got many ideas. I thought there was a tree on the left side. So I decided to bring that out.
Here is the final version. I put them in a night time forest. I think each of them has special gifts to offer the world. I hope you enjoyed seeing how this painting evolved.