Bursting Back to Life

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Bursting Back to Life

864.00

Bursting Back to Life

36”x48”

Acrylic and mixed media on wrapped canvas

This piece went through stages. I originally titled it Bursting back to Life after parenthood got the best of me at the beginning of the last school year. It was a very hard start to the year for my daughter experiencing intense migraines daily at school, and I was feeling exhausted and defeated… I felt powerless as a parent. I couldn’t make them stop, and I just had to watch and wait for them to go away slowly. I had a pocket of time one day while she napped (after having to leave school early), and I painted the first layer in one creative burst. After months of looking at it, I felt it needed more depth. The night before Mother’s Day 2019 I stayed up late after the whole house was asleep and I painted a glazing layer (translucent paint) over the top of the underpainting. It was such an enjoyable experience, watching the new paints bloom over the first layers. It was exciting to see new, subtle growth on the same painting. While I painted, the white spots reminded me of stars in a solar system- watching them grow and spread with the water was incredibly fun. When the spots dried the next day, I loved the softness of them even more, which resemble a fawn’s white spots.

*Local to Houston? Delivery is available. Out of area orders: shipping costs will be calculated and invoiced after order is received. If you have any questions or would like to speak with me before purchasing this painting, email me at whimsylakeart@gmail.com - I will be happy to discuss it with you. Payment plans are available.*

*If you need to see a mockup of the painting in your space, email me and I will send you a digitally created preview of the painting in your wall.*

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