|"Time to Grow" - 24" x 36" acrylic on 1.5" canvas|
I really liked the painting that was painted over for "Time to Grow" - and I almost set the original aside to keep intact. However, an inner voice guided me forward with the knowledge of what I was doing was indeed growth as a person and an artist.
The original was rather dark and very personal - it was one from my dress and cups stages. This new painting covered all that darkness, and at the end I decided to collage one of my canvas house pieces over a particularly personal area. I just noticed it now appears as though it is "housing a secret" which indeed it is.
Isn't it amazing at what appears when we let our psyche's through and hand them the control of the brush?