Continuing with the acrylic on canvas paintings that I made a few weeks ago, today I am showing the progression of another new piece titled “Spring Garden” (above). This was another piece that started with bright stripes of bold, spring colors all drippy and messy as I spread the paint on outdoors.
I really enjoyed working with these bright spring-like colors, especially after the long cold winter. They just felt lively and fresh!
The new ferns sprouting in the garden inspired me to paint the curved, organic details on the surface – followed by some white, followed by more black and then it suddenly seemed too dark and bold for a “garden” piece of art. I toned it down with more white paint followed by a floral stamp, again in white.
Aaah! That’s more like it! I really like the bright colors peeking out here & there, just like they do in really life. I hope you are enjoying the milder temperatures and bursts of color that come with spring…don’t forget to take a moment to soak it all in and smile. 🙂