However on very rare occasions, I make larger paintings. It's not an easy process for me and I often spend a fair amount of time just staring at a partially painted canvas trying to figure out what I need to do next. In fact there, there is one such canvas on my table right now. It's painted in beautiful shades of very dark blue. My original intent was a night sky, but then I turned it upside down saw that it might actually be the ocean. I'm still trying to figure that one out.
What I've shown here is a painting I made a few years ago as a gift for someone who loved mermaids and the color pink. If I recall correctly, it was on an 11x17 inch canvas and painted in acrylics. I started with the blue water background and worked my way forward. I think my favorite part of this painting is the driftwood frame.
Check back next week for a new embroidery pattern!