Love We Keep - finished painting in acrylic and ink
Yesterday I dropped off a painting donation for our local art gallery's annual fundraiser. The provincial grants that the gallery relies on have been drastically cut back, and that makes the fundraiser more essential than ever. The gallery provides canvases to their artists, and the artists paint and return them for a silent auction event, which will be held in late October.
As a watercolour painter, I don't really "do" canvas, but this year I really wanted to participate and so I took a 12" x 12" canvas home and sat on it for a while until I got a vision for what I wanted to do. Years ago, I purchased a beautiful journal featuring art by Cheri Blum, and I used that and lilacs as my inspiration, mixing acrylic paint and papercraft materials to create this: