When I sit down to create or play I often do so without a purpose or plan. That was the case this weekend when I decided to call on my happy colors for some fun.
After I selected my color palette, I got right to work painting the background with the teal color. I grabbed Nathalie Kalbach's Arabesque stencil from StencilGirl Products and dabbed through with white, lime green and dark turquoise paints.
Luscious colors ~ loving the background at this point. I often use stencils to help me create a layered background even before I know what I will paint.
I then added in some butterflies with a stamp and archival ink.
After this point I got carried away in my process and didn't take pictures! But I basically decided on a vase of flowers to brighten up my day. I left the vase part with the background showing through because I really did love it so much.
Here is a close up.
I then added the quote, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" by Pablo Picasso. This was exactly what I needed today ~ a little art therapy to wash the blues away!
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