Ok - so why is it so hard for me to just sit down and create a canvas???? I thought I would play since I had not made a new canvas in a while. I got some new stencils that I was excited to try. I used one with modeling paste. Got that part painted. It was kind of like a sun in the corner so I thought I'd paint a sunset on the water. It was just not working so instead I thought I'd try a sailboat. Looked like something a child did. I finally just washed the canvas - every layer of gesso, paint, gelatos and modeling paste and started over.
I am still not totally happy with this. I used water color pencils to make the flowers. Just kind of drew circles then went over them with a brush. Added paint strokes and pen and even stamps. I want to just create without thinking too much. I need help with layers! I have decided i am going to take a painting class this fall when the continuing ed classes begin. I also need to get back to You Tube and spend time watching more videos.
Not sure I am totally in love with it but it is done.