This is my first attempt at an abstract-ish painting. I wanted to try out the new Fredrix Watercolor Canvas and discovered it requires a little instruction when used with strictly watercolor. My painting of a poinsettia looked like I'd painted glass with diluted Kool-Aid. At SWS last month, Sandi D'Alessando gave a demo on Yupo using an acrylic medium. I dug through my cabinets for the DaVinci fluid acrylic samples from the Nick Simmons workshop and decided to try something similar to Sandi's techniques to salvage the canvas. I had a blast finding shapes that emerged from layering and scraping paint! Those hearts were almost entirely formed without intention.
The text came from an antique book called Beacon Lights of History and reads, "...the life and teachings of Jesus entered with vital power into the heart and brain of those devoted followers who recognized him as the Christ - the revelator of the universal fatherhood of the One true God; and thence-forward Christianity becomes the great spiritual power of the world."