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"I remind myself that not everything is a sign, that some things simply are what they appear to be and should not be analyzed, deconstructed, or forced to bear the burden of metaphor, symbol, omen, or portent."
~Diane Schoemperlen

11x14" canvas, fluid acrylics, neocolors

⁜ ⁜ ⁜ infinite strings of psychedelic love beads stripe sunny picture windows ⁜ ⁜ ⁜

I worked on this for a few hours, just after Love Beads. It was like meditation, watching the colors blend, using water and brush to transform the shapes, soften edges, playing, feeling like an artist!

The areas that seemed just darling in the late afternoon while I was painting seemed harsh in the morning light... this is one of those pieces of art that looked better wet! Maybe it was toooo wet! I like the dreamy look a lot. Can you see the sunlight behind the beads?

{My Little One is Nine Today!}

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Reader Comments (7)

I love this. It's so bright but softened with the runniness of the beads. Happy Birthday to your little one. My youngest granddaughter turns 10 this month. My husband turns 60 in a couple of days- where does the time go? Enjoy every moment you can with your little ones.

02.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTimaree

I *really* love this. I'm doing a lot of work with "allowing" color and fluid paint to sort of expand and go where it wants to. I love being part of that process. LOVE this painting!

02.8.2011 | Unregistered Commenterchel

Wonderful artwork...!
The colors are soft and provide a relaxing element.
Thank you for sharing.

02.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

oh my gosh...I just liked one of these photos on flickr...I love when I find 'friends' in different places on the web!

and your paintings are just beautiful...

02.8.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrandi

I love it - it's very dreamy and the colours look wonderful.
Happy 9th Birthday to your little one :-) We've just had a 6th birthday here and we're still stuffing ourselves with cake :D

02.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I really like this!!! I am way too chicken to try canvas. I had no idea that I could use my Neocolors on did you do this?? Is it mostly neocolors or a lot of fluid acrylics, also??

02.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRose Myers

Timaree, The mix of bright and soft is intriguing to me as well. I'm passing along all the birthday wishes to my daughter!

Chel, Isn't it wonderful when your mind lets you paint without interfering? Those days are magical.

April, Thank you for your sweet words. There is definitely something peaceful about this, an interesting effect.

Brandi, Nice to meet you here at Daisy Yellow! I just fell in love with your photograph of the boat houses. It would be interesting to sketch...

Sam, I didn't know it would wind up so soft and dreamy, and I'm so happy about it.

Rose, You can definitely try canvas - they are not expensive - the 8x8" canvas frames are about $3 each - and if you don't like the results you can just gesso over! Yes, I used both neocolors and fluid acrylics.


02.9.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

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