Whale of a Canvas

I often ask my daughter her opinion of my works in progress. She’s a teenager, so sometimes her enthusiasm can be lacking and she would rather check her phone than come into my studio to look at what I’m working on.  But, she had a sensational reaction to my Autumn Hues Girl and asked me if I could create a canvas for her, but showcasing an Orca Whale.  I thought it would be a whale of a canvas (pun totally intended!).

Whale of a Canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com Custom orders

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Inspired by Intuition

There is a type of a painting technique called Intuitive Painting.  It is a method of trusting your brush, getting into meditation and letting go of inhibitions.  I’m so inspired by works of Tracy Verdugo and Flora Bowley!  They have such big and vibrant paintings that are marvelous.  How could I (a bit of a control freak) let go and let my intuition take over?

butterfly in garden 1

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Finished my Special Canvas

It’s been a busy week for me finishing up projects for delivery to It’s Vintage Charm and a personal piece I was making for my kids.  I worked on this a little bit for a week and it’s exactly what I wanted.  The canvas is 16 x 20 inches and the largest I’ve worked on, that’s one of the reasons it took me a while.  But, I actually had been collecting things for weeks in preparation; teal colored tissue I received in a package, cards that I have received, lace trim and pieces given to me by my mother and the perfect quote.

This is the finished canvas.

Special mixed media canvas for my kids. Braver, Stronger, Smarter

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