Seizing inspiration however late...
Looking beyond the obvious...

Go where it leads you...Mixed Media

I often get asked if I know what I am going to paint when I start working.  My answer is "usually not." I paint because I love to.  I paint because everytime it is a grand adventure into the unknown and I love going where it leads me.  I want to share the evolution of a whimsical piece I just finished. 

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Step one:  This was one of a series of soft backgrounds I was working on for another project.  It did not make the cut so I was left with this beautiful background and it was begging to be acted upon. It is on 16 x 20 Watercolor board is fluid acrylics, screens, some color pencil, some Open acrylics and lots of water.

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I went looking for things and found all these wonderful creatures being watched by a woman.  It looked like such a party!  I started pushing back the background where the creatures were with more OPEN acrylics and OPEN medium to create less busy-ness. 

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Well, look what happened!  Some bits of collage, more paint, some more color pencil and the party came fully to life.  Embrace the potential of very piece you begin.  Look carefully to find what is waiting to be discovered.  It is always amazing!  Enjoy!

Artfully yours, Chris

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