My favorite art pieces usually end up being those that I didn’t put a lot of thought into while creating them. In Pam Carriker’s book, Art at the Speed of Life (love the book!), there is a section called Creating Multiple Backgrounds. While reading this I thought how fun it would be to just grab some papers, glue and paint and go play without worrying about what to put where.
I had some 4 x 4 inch canvases and thought they would be perfect to start with. I glued down some torn out scrapbook papers along with pages from an old dictionary, and vintage books. I randomly brushed on some acrylic paints. For some of the canvases, I created texture by painting onto bubble wrap and cardboard and stamping it onto the canvas.
These little canvases are all ready to go for the next time I get a creative urge, which is often!
The “Kind Heart” painting was created using one of the background canvases I had painted previously. I drew the girl onto the canvas using a graphite pencil and then painted her in with fluid acrylics. Detail was added to her face and hair with Micron pens. I poured some alcohol ink on a rusted metal heart and glued it down along with the words “kind heart”.
Get speedy and have yourself some fun!