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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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

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

Foodie Friday & Everything Else    Thursday Favorite Things

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.

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

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  3. Jodi says:

    It is gorgeous!!!

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  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…………

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  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!

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  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    You are so creative! Looks awesome!! 🎨👍

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

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  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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