I was inspired by the season changing into spring. Spring refers to the ideas of regrowth, renewal and resurrection. Each layer of melted wax holds the foundation that encourages new growth. Blue and green pigments express a feeling of peace and rejuvenation, revealed through a landscape of color and light. The glimpses of red represent the two cardinals that I always tend to see in times of need. I believe the cardinals are both the spirit of my grandparents and a constant reminder of the importance of my faith.
This piece was commissioned by Dr. and Mrs. Rousseau, great friends of our family. Spring Lake is now residing in Dr. Rousseau's office in Michigan. It was a huge honor to work on this project for them and meant so much to me!
It's amazing how much a piece evolves and changes with every added layer. I took snapshots along the way to share my process with you. The slideshow below shows the many layers of wax and paint that go into a finished piece.
And here it is! Safe and sound in it's new home! :)