As an artist it is my greatest joy to create. I feel like a child opening up a gift on Christmas day each time I pick up a camera or sit down at my computer. I know that I am going to be immersing myself in colors and shapes and compositions. The way that I see the world is unique to me and getting a chance to take a mental image and turn it into a physical picture is such a treat.
This picture started as a photograph of a daisy in my garden. I started painting over one layer and then I duplicated that layer and painted the duplicate layer a bit more with textures and movement. When I was done painting each layer I duplicated them and flipped the image horizontally. This final image is about 8 layers. I love to see what will happen when I try new things and experiment with colors and light.