"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

4.12.2011

New Painting


Setting Me Free



While cleaning and organizing my studio...again...I came across this large piece of Birch wood sitting behind the door. So I decided to play on it.  I have to tell you that I love painting on wood.  I slathered gesso all over it - the really thick Blick brand, scribbled and wrote in the gesso, then just layered color, and writing.  I love how this turned out.  I may add a darker color to the heart on one side for more depth.  And I am wondering if white splatters of paint might look good too.  (I added the white splatters - looks good - will take a photo today if it does not rain)

Oh I wonder if this would make a good table top like this one.

with white splatters

22 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

Swooning.
Some day one of your beauties
will smile at me
from one of my walls:):):)
It's on the bucket list!
-Jennifer

Lisa D. said...

Its so great when things come together : ) Looks great Mary.

NoviceArtist said...

Wonderful. Love your creativity.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I love this...it just shouts my daughter!!! I will have to email this to her!

Deb said...

fantastic! The whole piece shouts free...from the quickly doodled text to the wing flying off the side...what size is it? Can't tell...

lori vliegen said...

this is spectacular mary!! that pink and red really makes my mouth water! and who knew that some white paint splatter could make such a difference.....wow! xox, :))

katie purcell said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT.
DO YOU EVER SLEEP??
XXOO

Mary said...

thanks you all... it measures 32in x 36in.

rachel awes said...

my heart is dancing.
xox

RCUBEs said...

So beautiful. Inspired by His love. God bless.

PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful, Mary!

Bren said...

Fantastic piece Mary, loving the added paint splatters. And darn yes it would make a great tabletop. You rock graffiti girl!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous piece! It looks really big. Love all the doodling on it. Also love the added splash of white.

Rebecca said...

Amazing! Looking at it makes me smile! Can't wait to see it in person :)

Paula Phillips said...

So bright and wonderful Mary! Love it!
Much Love

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow,,,,FANTASTIC !!! Hey Ya GORGEOUS Sis.... Just had to stop by and say, miss ya.... THANKS Oooodles for your sharing here, its a delight to visit and to see your Bright and Beautiful creations ...You really know how to warm hearts..May blessings and Love from God above be on you today and all week...Prayers and Hugs Dena
You're ALWAYS a bright spot in my day!!!

Robin Norgren said...

Love those words: YOU are setting me free...

Thank you for the music suggestions; I will check them out on Pandora today.

Ophelia said...

Mary,
This is so wonderful!! I love it!

sarah said...

this is so pretty and does have a sense of freedom and peace.

cat said...

Your painting came out awesome Mary! Love all the vibrant colors!

God Whispers said...

Beautiful Mary. Blessings.

Bevie said...

Hi Sis, this is awesome hon...I'd love to be able to do your kind of art...it's so freeing and beautiful!!! Just like you!! (((hugs)))