My favorite pastime is browsing antique shops and thrift stores looking for unique items, especially frames that will inspire a new creation. During one of my thrifting adventures, I discovered a small golden mirror. The mirror was in great condition and perfectly suited for experimenting.
About a week later I finally decided to paint directly onto the mirror.
A photograph captured during one of my visits to Norristown Farm Park, with family was the inspiration for the mirror. It is always a pleasure to be out in nature, walking the trails and exploring the beautiful surroundings.
I painted directly onto the lower portion of the mirror using acrylic paint and allowing for the top of mirror to be exposed. Short strokes with thin layers of acrylic paint was the key to painting on this surface. When completed the artwork was sealed with a clear finish.
I was pleased with the look and feel of artwork, it was as if this mirror was made for this image.
A painting feels that much more special when adorned with a unique frame.
This little gem made a debut at my recent art exhibit for the month of February and excited to say it has recently sold! Yay! Glad the art will be heading off to a new home.
The power to truly listen to that which wants to come through you can be a tough thing to accomplish. Life happens, distractions occur but finding a quiet spot to sit and let your mind wander works wonders…. When words find you in that space where your mind fades, magic happens. Sometimes we just need to get out of our own way.
Inspiration was lost to me for a few days, gone was the desire to create for my 100 artworks challenge. This weekend a change of scenery is what I needed, and it came knocking. A hike in nature with a friend, a visit to an artists studio space and viewing art was very uplifting. It was exactly what I needed to keep going.
16/100 My interpretation of the Blessed Mother, this is a gift for my mother-in-law. Mixed media, decorative paper, watercolor, pen on wood panel.