This 4×4 canvas piece is my debut back into swapping after a year hiatus. The swap is from my favorite group “The Swapping Artist.” Our task – create an original piece of art using only Orange, Turquoise, Yellow, or Green. Given that it’s February, I decided to go with a “love” theme. I’ve been doodling a good deal lately, so I created the background with Sharpie on a gessoed canvas, then I painted it using Twinking H2Os on top of acrylic paint. I used the same kind of paint on the dominos and the detail work is also done with a Sharpie. Lastly I added the letters to spell “Love”. Concerned with protecting the Twinkling H2Os from chipping, I sealed the whole thing with Krylon crystal clear sealer. I will caution – Krylon doesn’t play well with Sharpie. Thus, some of my details blurred more than I intended. This might be the effect you want, but I was a bit surprised since I was going for a crisp look. Overall, though, I’m happy with the piece.
My hiatus? I bought my first home. It’s a goal I’ve had since my divorce 8 years ago. I wanted to have a home of my own and be done with apartment living by 40. Magically, I achieved this a year ahead of schedule. I have lots of room now and finally feel at home.