My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. Maya Angelou

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I really enjoy the colors in this painting. I am able to reach this colorful space by starting my painting with a photograph of a glass ornament. I am using Photoshop brushes to paint with the colors from the original photograph. I like to take hours and just move the color around until I see what it is I am looking for. I never know when I start but the image seems to reveal itself to me as I work with it.

I utilize many layers when I create these images. This is how I can have the colors overlap but not melt together. Each layer is a distinct painting and the final painting is created by merging all of the layers together. Much like life in my opinion.


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