Flower Canvas

I find that I am very drawn to floral and natural elements in my art. I'm not sure if it's because I grew up on a farm or because I long to be able to grow flowers like my mom. Whatever it is, it seems to make it's way into my art quite often. 
For this canvas piece, I started with a small 4x4 inch canvas. Using transparent gloss texture paste, I stenciled the flower in the center. After this dried for an hour or so, I started adding some paint. While the texture paste most resists the paint, some of it gets tinted. I continued to add paint in a circular pattern.Then I added a few white paint splatters. When that was all dry, I added some teal paint mixed with matte medium on the edges. This gives just a bit more dimension. Lastly, I added a bit of glitter for a bit of texture and sparkle. 


When I'm coming to the end of a piece, I like to ask myself if it has enough texture and dimension. Then I tend to add a bit more for good measure. :) 
I hope you enjoyed hearing about my process. If you are interested in purchasing this, you can find it in my Etsy shop here. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!