a finished painting - maybe

In between making postcards and collages I have been working on this canvas....it's a 12x12 - here's the process and end result (at least for now).

the concentric circles are a stamped paper from Karen and then a bunch of random map bits, covered with tissue for texture

i almost always reach for bright first...no idea what to do with it all...

push back the color, start to figure out a composition - then got caught up in it and forgot to take any pics of the next few layers....

feeling kinda dark and grim, but I like the general shapes....

The final painting until I figure out if it needs anything else.  (notice the circles still in the upper left corner? - love that bits and pieces from the very first layer are still visible)

Hanging on my gallery wall and it seems to fit in well.

Now it's time to go pack!  Yahoo, sunshine here I come!


  1. Wonderful layering...and I love those dancing lines Terrie.

  2. Anonymous1:50 PM

    Incredible finish! I wouldn't change a thing. I love it!
    Stay inspired!

  3. Your work transforms, and then transforms, and then transforms again and again . . . I'll bet that you are even surprised at the finished piece. What a marvelous adventure :)
    It looks perfect in your gallery.
    Connie :)

  4. oh wow, Terrie. I love your finished piece so much. (as I looked at that first picture I thought "Terrie has a circle stamp like mine")
    Love seeing your work transform.

  5. Gorgeous painting Terrie, I love it how it is, those layers are magical and I love the warm colours.
    Enjoy the sun sweetie, send some over to Cornwall???????
    Huge huggles x x x x

  6. Anonymous6:07 AM

    Nice proegression Terrie. I really like this piece!!! Hope your vacation is fantastic. xox

  7. Wow, I love this piece Terrie and really enjoyed seeing how it progressed. Those rich colours are wonderful. xx

  8. Very inspiring!!! Love the finished process and enjoyed seeing your steps to get there.

  9. I love that you are brave enough to go over other layers, I'd be so scared to do that. It came out fabulously. I love your gallery wall, so bright and they go so well together.
    Hope this works, computer still playing up.

  10. I love how the finished piece turned out, very striking!


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