Befriend Even The Dragons. 9 x 12″ On Paper. (SOLD). More originals available here.
I love using paper napkins for layers in my paintings. This is one of the painting projects in my online class. Painting For The Heart – A Mini Course.
I started with layers of inks, acrylics, paint pens and pastel on bristol paper to create the background.
From there, the fox emerged from the paint. And I knew he needed the birds from this paper napkin in his belly.
And now for a video sneak peek…
I’ve always created whimsical characters with meaning in their belly. To me, it’s like finding out and connecting to whatever it is that is most important to you… those dreams and passions that are hidden deep inside.
Most often, I repeat whatever I have in my character’s belly somewhere in the final background as well. Even if it is just a repetition of color. This, to me, is a symbol of releasing that dream and passion out into the world. It is like imagining that whatever you dream already exists or has already happened.
And that is how this piece got its name and story…
This painting is all about acknowledging, those parts of yourself and others that you wish you could sometimes ignore (or completely hide), knowing that accepting and letting go, leaves more room for peace and strength to grow.