I am participating in an altered canvas round robin and today I painted the background. This will be posted on to the next person to add a layer. My fingers were itching to add layers and to keep going, so I decided to try a larger canvas. This one is 8" x 8". I may replace the photo tomorrow as my night photos are a little distorted, in this one the fleur de lis are much more prominent than on the actual canvas.
I had a lot of fun and am happy with what I learnt, not sure if I will leave it as is or not. The beautiful escutcheon was a gift from my friend Kylie, and can be removed if I change my mind. The background is influenced by Misty Mawn's work of 12 months or so ago - check out her new work, if you have not already, her style has changed.
Back to school tomorrow and that is OK. I have achieved a lot of my goals for these holidays and knew I would never complete the list. Two days of meetings and final prep' then the fun starts. I look forward to meeting my new classes and discovering who I will be spending the year with.
Have a very safe and happy week!