So far, I'm really enjoying this resolution of completing one painting a week. This piece was inspired by two things...
[caption id="attachment_7432" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="1. This dresser design I created and painted for the DIY Channel this past Summer. I tore pieces of posterboard to create jagged edges that became stylized landscape rows..."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_7433" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="2. ...and Meagan Lewis, awesome friend and founder of of Brown Pigeon stamps, saw the dresser and said, "Oh, I could make a bunch of those landscapes and hang them on my wall!" or something close to that."][/caption]
I'm so used to working big (think a kitchen full of cabinets, 9' walls...) that her idea to create several landscapes on a small scale hit me like a bolt of lightning- excellent idea, Meagan!
I set out to do a really soft skyscape with subtle whites and grays. But as I stacked the colors, the painting screamed for color- of course :-)
I painted the landscape over this painting you see below.
Which explains the stripe at the top and the section of paint that's cracking over the star....
Do-overs are totally allowed in painting. Some of my favorite pieces are the ones I paint over older work. Clean canvases still kind of intimidate me. Painting over an old idea takes the pressure off- and there's usually a surprising bonus like this little star that shines through the piece.