This particular piece has gone through a couple of rebirths and had unsatisfactorially, made its way on to my wall to be dealt with later. And before I knew it, the holiday sign season was upon me. What was meant to be a short period of reflection, grew quickly in to almost a year. Finally, it seems that later has arrived.
There are obstacles to overcome when addressing a piece of work which has already seen several attempts at its rebirth. There are many layers of paint and textures, each of these increase the difficulty of finding a balance and harmony. Between my new efforts and those already preset, it's like working out the pieces of a puzzle; I must find the correct placement of each color and brushstroke to restore and create the balance of a story attempting to be retold.
See the progress below (WIP) and an example of what happenis when a plan unconsciously begins to come together. I've singled out the paintbrush for you, can you find the face and butterfly?
Title: Untitled WIP
Size: 30 x 40 inches
Medium: mixed-acrylics, spackle, ink
Artist: ©valerie dowdy art 2015