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Dreams Can Come True & Serendipity

“There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” -James Carroll

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This is the April Bonus Project for my online workshop Serendipity – A Year In Mixed Media.

In class, I talk a lot about my inspirations for each painting, so students can get a feel for how I evolve and strengthen my own style.

And this is one of my favorite class projects because the inspirations led me in such an unexpected direction.

I love the work of Andrea D’Aquino. In particular, I was inspired by her use of cut-out shapes, so for this painting on cardboard I decided to try a few organic looking cut-outs of my own.

And from there this deer blossomed…

Those organic cut-out shapes led me to create antlers and super long legs (something I never would have done if I was thinking about it).

Painting this piece reminded me to let go and allow for beautiful mistakes to fall into place.

Happy painting!

xo,
Juliette Crane

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Ps. If you’ve been thinking about getting creative, click here to watch video previews for my mixed media painting classes.

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