This was simply an experiment in using heavy gel medium over an already painted background. I wanted to see if the gel medium dries clear and you can see the background color through it. Well, it doesn't. It was opaque and so I had to paint over it.
The colors I chose aren't my usual candidates, but I wanted to experiment to the end. The resulting 5 x 7 piece is actually not as bad as I had first feared. In some strange way, it reminds me of all the cacti we used to have in our garden in New Mexico that would get the most gorgeous red flowers in the spring. The bees would dive into them and take a long bath in the ample pollen - so fun to watch!
Oh, I love living by the ocean and I will always crave the desert. They both feed my soul! What are some of the places that make your heart sing?
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