I made a painting of some white Alstromeria about a year ago. I was trying to achieve the look I used to get with oils using acrylic paint. In other words I was trying to bring the old into the new. I put the painting away because it just didn't look right to me.
The other day I took it out and gave it a bit of a makeover. The season I am currently in is a messy one. It's a season of motherhood with two little ones, which includes spilled juice, paper scraps on the floor, sticky hair, piles of laundry and constant dishes. It's also a season of my children laughing at the smallest things, floor tickles, cute sayings and my heart being captured when I see them helping each other. It's my beautiful mess. So, I approached this painting (as I do all my current work) to reflect that. Instead of perfectly blended colors and smooth surfaces I added a bunch of texture and expressive brushstrokes! I actually love this painting now, and it feels more genuine!
This painting was created with acrylics on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel. Finished with a glossy varnish, this painting is bursting with color and fun! This is framed in a black wood 10" x 10" float frame.