It’s been such a long time since I’ve published a post! I have to start off by admitting that I was pretty naïve when it came to how much work I thought I’d be able to do once our son, Bo, arrived. Let’s just say I didn’t think it would take THIS long to write a new post. Having my baby biscuit has turned my life completely upside down in an overwhelming and wonderful way. I’m completely obsessed with his sweet face and every day he gets more and more personality, Ben and I have so much fun with him! But it hasn’t been easy finding time to paint which is why today's post is particularly exciting - I have a brand new painting to share - and even more exciting than that - it has ALREADY SOLD! Clearly my Boberry biscuit is a good luck charm ;)
If you find that this painting speaks to you, too - I am doing a short run of limited edition prints that you can check out! But first, take a look at how the original was made:
As you can see the end of the video does not look like the finished product - I wish I had a video of how I finished it but you'll just have to use your imagination to piece it together! To give you an idea - I was pretty frustrated with how the piece looked in the final shot of that video. It didn't feel like "me" and I couldn't figure out what was missing. So after Bo was in his crib, I laid the 2 x 4' canvas on the floor, opened a brand new tube of titanium white paint and started squeezing out huge globs of it onto the canvas, spreading it with a palette knife, effectively erasing weeks of work. I had been trying so hard to make a perfectly layered painting I forgot why I like painting in the first place - which has nothing to do with perfection and everything to do with messiness and emotions and music and flaws. As the white paint began to dry I frantically wiped away layers with an old kitchen towel, revealing the dark and textured parts that were meant to show through. It was messy and I got paint all over my hands and it felt great.
Here's how it turned out:
Interested in a limited edition print? 10 x 20" prints are now available! This is the first time I've ever offered this size of any print and I'm so excited to hear what you all think! Shout out to Fine Art America for showing off my print in it's best light!
To snag one of the 25 Limited Edition Prints, click HERE!
Here's a detail shot!
Due to the fact that 10 x 20" is not a normal size for a print, finding a frame may be difficult - if you're interested in having your print custom framed - shoot me an email and we can talk about frame options and matte sizes to make sure you have the ideal finished product to hang in your home!
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