My latest painting is called "Dark Heart In Blue". In many ways, I feel that I do have a bit of a "dark heart". I've been hurt, like many people have, and that affects me. It would be easy to just give in the depression and negativity and pain, but I try to hold on to hope. I work at being a better person, even if I do not always succeed. The shades of blue, the stars, and the silver represent better things or hope.
Here's the painting in progress....
I started off with a 5"x7" canvas board. I had already laid some paint on it, probably going for something different, but decided that this would make a good basis. A little of this layer shows through in the finished piece.
So, I laid down my main blue colour, which was a light blue. I mixed in a darker shade to add some interest.
After the blue layer had dried, I added the silver. I used some silver paint (which tried it's best to squirt all over me!) and added it, using stippling. The brush I used was not meant for stippling, but I liked the effect.
Once the silver had dried, I painted on the heart. I meant it to be off-center, but I guess my hand had other ideas. Still, it's not perfect, and was not meant to be. After the paint had dried, I used ink markers and paint markers to embellish the piece. Here's the final product...
If you like this painting, and would like to purchase it, it's available at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/242280352/dark-heart-in-blue-5x7-painting?ref=shop_home_active_1
I hope you enjoyed this look at how I build a painting. Take care!