Silver Linings

“Silver Linings,” is a mixed media series of paintings on wrapped canvas using a variety of materials including acrylic paint, gel medium, metallic powder, glass fragments, mica shavings, embossing foil, sand, feathers, wood, yarn, resin, craft paper, tissue paper, and found objects.  The entire canvas is wrapped in scrunched and pulled tissue paper, heavy craft paper, and paint to create the first layers of texture.  Each subsequent layer is made of a variety of materials combined to convey the simple idea that there is beauty to be found even in the darkest clouds.  I was inspired to paint this series as I navigated through grave and painful tragedy while developing a new appreciation for life, love, and joy.