Fearless Friday, Life’s Layers


Back in the “city” recently, I worked in my studio on a commissioned abstract



The customer wanted something similar to the painting below



Mostly whites and grays with touches of blue and gold




The 2″ wrapped canvas is 40″ x 40″



I started with the darks, adding large patches of gray and black and let that dry

Then I came back with white and cream



I drizzled the blue {Golden liquid acrylic Cerulean Blue Deep} into white areas while they were still wet so I could blend the color in




This was a little too much blue so I added more white and grays



The final steps were adding gold


I did not use gold leaf this time, opting instead for Golden Iridescent Gold [Fine] tube acrylic

It is thick enough to apply with a palette knife which adds nice texture



When painting large canvases I use inexpensive paint for the underpainting and base coats, and save the pricey artist acrylics for finishing




Close ups and details


“Life’s Layers” 40″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas



This photo gives you an idea of the size, can’t wait to see it hung in it’s new home~


Be Fearless!

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Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore  Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Celebrate and Decorate,     Creatively Crafty      Full Plate Thursday

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Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party













12 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Life’s Layers”
  1. Gorgeous, as always Jenna. I bet the new owner will be ecstatic! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I like it very much. And I really appreciate the step-outs. It’s fun to see it evolve.

  3. Jodi says:

    It is gorgeous!!!

  4. Ricki Treleaven says:

    You have to be fearless with abstract…..I am abstract challenged….everything I try looks like mud. Abstract painting is freakin’ hard!

    Great job!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Beautiful painting, I’m sure it will be enjoyed tremendously by the owner…………

  6. My favorite inspiration of the week! Gorgeous Jenna. Love the size. Abstract art is best in large sizes don’t you think?

    Johanne Lamarche


  7. Kim says:

    Wonderful! This painting’s owners should love it. Happy weekend!

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    You are so creative! Looks awesome!! 🎨👍

  9. I know the proud owner will love this! I lenjoy seeing your steps! Happy Weekend RTR!

  10. Mary says:

    I bet your client will be thrilled with your creation Jenna! Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful fall weather this weekend!

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