Hi all y’all!
I am inspired today by a poem I found on-line. I decided to name my most recent painting after one of the lines. The poem is, “Be Strong. Be Confident. Be You.”~ Copyright: Tia Sparkles Singh, 2011. You can read it here. The line I borrowed is, “Stronger than you know.”
I don’t think I used any cool painting techniques that I haven’t written about before. This is the first time I painted a border on the canvas. I knew what I was painting when my hands touched the canvas, but not before. She wanted to wear all red, and not have any red elsewhere on the painting.
The background was red inside the border in the beginning, then I added white with a roller, then the teal with a brush.
I used Caran D’Ache water-soluble crayons for fun and for the crayony look. To make the crayons permanent, I used Golden spray varnish when I was completely done.
“Strength” was the only title I could hear.
The next painting is, “In The Garden”.
I am showing part of the easel so you can tell she is in progress. I was going to paint her with an “Oh my!” mouth, but Maggie said she is just giving her friend a ride on her head because her hands are full. I liked that better. I love chickens.
His favorite color is blue. His next favorite is orange. His third favorite color is blue and orange.
My newest Gator Agent. This photo makes me laugh, because when she was teaching kindergarten, she dressed like this one day (without the mustache) and her students didn’t recognize her. I am thinking she is still incognito.
The King Gator original has sold. I think he sold to his soul mate.
There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton.
With loving abundance and sparkly light (reflected or not),
2 thoughts on “Candle or Mirror?”
Love these! And the way you share your work! And darling Maggie’s comment. Of course that’s the reason!
Thank you, Isabella! It is so nice to find out when someone is reading and liking my blog.