Wishing, Hoping and PrayingA Valentine’s wish….

A 12 x 12″ mixed media painting on nine four-inch square stretched canvases.

The canvases are painted with unbleached titanium, newsprint, burnt umber a little red, some graphite and wording painted with black acrylic ink and a nib pen. The hearts are bisque ware “iced” with gel medium and painted with brown madder and wiped back to create visual texture. A little white, a little yellow were added for texture and highlights. The middle heart was painted with brown madder and not wiped back – three coats of color. White spatters and lines were added along with some purple glass shards. Then the hearts were glued to the canvas with silicone.

A 10 x 10″ piece of Masonite was screwed to the back with the screws going through the Masonite and the wooden stetcher frames. A sawtooth hanger was added. And there you go!

This is my valentine’s card to my wife…shh, she hasn’t seen it yet. But I wanted to share it with you.