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Monday, 27 August 2012

Light of My Life!

Can't believe I haven't blogged all week!!! Been so busy with with eldest moving out and into his first proper home(not uni based). He asked if I'd make a canvas for his new place, for him and his girlfriend. They wanted one in black and white(major trauma for me lol) to match their decor.
I like the piece to be "part" of the person /people it is made for. So as they were stopping with us the night before the move I got them to put their handprints on the prepped canvas.
I couldn't get to grips with just b/w and grey, so I slapped a bit of colour on for a base layer...

and then started building with the greys...

and using white with glazing fluid to blend the figures.

I added another layer of black around the edges...

and iridescent paint to the lighter areas of the background. 

Shiny, with just a hint of the colours showing through.
Don't know if it's finished yet, but son likes it so far(pic a bit blurry because of bad light and shiny surface)
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. Wow, I'm amazed at the change from the original color with the hand prints. Turned out fabulous, and I bet they loved it! hugs, Kimberly

  2. I love the texture and the colors. I like the fact that it has a splash of colors, but the black and white still prevalent which makes your boy happy.

    You've been missed!

  3. Fabulous! I too love just the odd splashes of colour.
    Hugs xx

  4. That's going to look fabulous on their wall ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  5. still amazing! oooooooo empty nester????? lucky. my son moved back home and WITH a puppy. oy vey! but all is well.

    hugs ;P

  6. Gina, I have missed you! I love this painting soooooooooooo much! What a great idea!!! Big Hugs and take care ;o)

  7. That was a rough commission to take on! You are very brave. It's gorgeous, Gina, and if the 'party of two' love it you've got it made. hugs, Donna

  8. What a wonderful idea to incorerate the handprint of your lovely ones ;) I like the finished peace alot..looks like he takes care of her ;) xoxox

  9. How special that he wanted a canvas from you for his new house. This is a great idea to put some of them in it. Love all the texture and composition.