|Happiness Held vs. Happiness Shared|
is the seed,
is the flower.
This piece started as a play date with my set of Oil Pastels. They are not a medium I've used more than twice and I am pushing myself to experiment and play with different things. How can one become accomplished in something if one does not take the time to do so ... you know?
I had started with the oils on paper but was finding the oil pastel actually crumbling off so I switched to an 8x10 Canvas Panel (canvas that's been hot compressed glued to a heavy and hard cardboard backing) and that seemed to reduce the crumbling but not completely eliminate it. I have a feeling its because my set of pastels is very inexpensive and not as creamy as perhaps a more expensive set might be. As is true in other parts of life, the old adage "one gets what one pays for" applies to art materials as well. :-(
So, this piece consists of oil pastels for the large flower; watercolour washed background in yellow and burnt sienna then oodles of alcohol ink drips in orange, yellow and greens; Bristol Board paper washed with watercolours and a marker for text and outline; butterfly sticker 3-D embellishment; and a white ribbon holds a Tim Holtz acrylic charm with a glued on sparkly flower die-cut embellishment.
I'm not fond of oranges and strong yellows but am stretching myself with that too. lol