My Wonderful Husband has always been there to support all of my creative ventures, well truthfully he stands behind me on anything I want to do. Over the years he's always encouraged me to follow my dreams and for that I am so grateful. Each time I finish a new piece, I run down the stairs excited to share what I've made with him. Recently, he started asking me to make him a painting. He proudly displays my son's works of art in his office but he doesn't have anything of mine in there. So a few nights ago I began working on a very special piece just for him.
Our song is LOVE OF MY LIFE by Sammy Kershaw so I wanted to incorporate that in somehow. So are you ready to see what I came up with.........here we go:
I glued down random pieces of scrap paper, a sheet of vintage sheet music and a heart dolly that I've had forever to create some texture.
Next I added some Raw Umber and Rich Copper. I choose these two colors because my husband likes the old world look.
I planned to paint over the heart dolly but then decided to keep it as is and just age it a bit. I added the yellow and it kinda reminded me of wings so I added the second heart. I used a stamp to create the winged heart then just cut it out. I wrote in the lyrics to "LOVE OF MY LIFE" and outlined the two hearts with india ink. Now for a little contrast, my husbands favorite color is blue so I streaked it on with a palette knife. At this point it was looking really flat to me and I like a lot of dimension so this is where I called it a night.
So after dinner last night, I got back to work and dressed this baby up. I wrote out the title with india ink, cut it out and glued it on. I really wanted the lyrics in the piece but in the end, I felt like adding in all the flowers was the better choice. The lyrics are still there as part of the piece's base and I added a little love note for him up in the corner ;D
The flowers are by Spare Parts, K&Company and Spellbinders Blossom One. I'm really happy with the way this turned out, my honey really loved it and it looks great in his office! :D
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a Wonderful Day!!!!