This didn’t start out to be the footprints painting. It started out as a loose watercolor scene from my imagination of a sunset over rolling hills typical of New England. The painting has been leaning against the wall unfinished for quite some time now, set aside until I could decide what to do next. Yesterday while art journaling I decided to cover the large purple mass in the middle area with white gesso. This morning some ultramarine blue followed by a touch of payne’s gray added a tint to the white area. When I got back from church today I was inspired to write the Footprints story in undulating lines in the light area. This is a technique I have seen in Somerset magazines and have long wanted to do. Now the painting has take on a life of its own and is finished because the painting expresses what I want it to say.
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