If Nothing Ever Changed, We'd Never Have Butterflies, Window Series Part 3

Since the windows were inspired by the fact that we had to change our office location, I was struck by the quote "If nothing ever changed, we'd never have butterflies." It made me think about the fact that you can usually find something good that comes from a change...no matter what the change is!

A Little Flower Power

Today I wanted to get my hand dirty on a project I am working on that has a number of steps to it.  I will post more as I complete it, but here are a few snippets!

First, I took a blank canvas and stenciled a flower pattern with gesso.  The gesso will act as a resist to color when it is applied.



Secondly, I added some color with my Stabilo water soluble Woody's.  I envisioned a fower garden and just randomly colored spots on the canvas.



You can see in this little subsection how the gesso flower pattern shines through.



The artists tools...



Then I took a wet paintbrush and began to blend the water soluble colors together to make a pretty flower palette.



I have an idea of what this will eventually turn into...it will be fun to see if what I start out to create ends up being anything like the finished product!!!