9x9 mixed media on watercolor paper
It is very textural, which I love. I used much of the collage pieces in the substrate to dictate pretty much everything. For instance, I used a piece of ripped out notebook paper on the substrate and it left a row of torn little circles which ended up as a little scallop along the top. I had 6 little rectangles of colored scrapbook papers which I decided looked good together so I used those basic colors for the entire painting. I enhanced the colors of the little rectangles with paint and then used them for the "LOVE" title. I didn't even know what I was going to put there and after I doodled in the heart on the first one, I decided I needed a word there. I could only think of two, so I asked my husband to help me think of a 4 letter word that wasn't "love" or "s***" (sorry, it was all I could think of, and in my usual way, I am probably a little too honest). At that point, I felt the painting could go either way, and "love" or the other, could prove to be an accurate description. But in the end I really do love it. I am continually amazed by the creative process. I truly don't know how I ended up with this little painting, but now, once again, I must go in search of the top of my desk. Who knows what will happen?