And I added layers. And more layers. And I turned it sideways. And then back again.
The background through this process slowly evolved. And I added more details and color. And shimmer. There is a subtle glow to this work.
For those curious, I work predominantly in acrylic paint, spray paint and spray inks with metallic or paint markers. I like to incorporate mixed media when it makes sense, but for this piece, additional papers did not speak to me.
As I was driving around Omaha one day, I noticed a sign with the stylized image of a lotus blossom. This sent me to the internet where I found some of the most inspirational and serene photos. So beautiful! Try a search for yourself. The images took me back to some wonderful parks that Drew and I had stopped in on a vacation to Minnesota with lily pads and a trip many, many years ago to Monet's Giverny.
The end result was the incorporation of this image on my background. Thanks t consultation from Drew, Dori and Missy, I also realized to create the balance, I added the smaller pod.
I am really quite pleased with the end result of this 24" x 36" canvas. I had been working more on 16" x 20" pr smaller, but this piece has helped me to explore larger spaces. I might be hooked.
Now hopefully someone will adopt it into their home or business.