Art In Motion: Follow the whispers

Dec 10, 2012 | My Creative Practice

With Art in Motion, I share the visual journey through the life of one of my paintings — from the blank canvas, to the first splash of inspiration, all the way to the finished piece. Enjoy to the fullest!

Click here to see all the posts in this ongoing project series.

Start with a bit of paper….

Add in some more papers, being sure to use gel medium both under and over the papers (link below to the gel med I love)

Quick painting of the face using oil paint sticks and a quick sketch of her form….

She’s coming together now with more details and first layer of hair color….

Large wings collaged in, and more face and hair details….

Add in some more collage elements, stamping, and paint to the background…..and she’s done!
I loved creating this one. Of all the questions I ask myself on a routine basis, it is “What is calling me?” – it’s the question that propels right back to my center, right back to my intuition, and is the guiding force in my life. Love. 

I get so many questions about which art supplies I use and love. You can check out my favorite supplies for making art  (with descriptions) over here or if it’s easier, I’ve put some easy links below for you 🙂

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (14 comments)
  1. Guadalupe

    Amazing process! thanks for sharing♥
    Hugs from Argentina 🙂

  2. Carin

    She's beautiful Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing your process 🙂

  3. Carmen

    Thanks for sharing your process with us. She looks great.

  4. Bev

    Hi Kelly love your work and blog have it on my google reader , i had to pop in and comment when i saw u had used the Shiva paintstiks , i was just given some , so do u have any tutorials on how u use them or links

    thanks so much


  5. Between life's doings

    This is so amazing. Ive loved watching all your art work in progress. Thanks so much for this one too <3

  6. Jenny

    Beautiful Kelly… she is darling… thank you for sharing the process…

    Jenny ♥

  7. Lisa Graham Art

    Kelly, you are an art giving and sharing angel. xo from Wichita. 🙂

  8. Michelle Sylvia

    Love Love Love watching Paintings in Progress!! Your work is gorgeous and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!


  9. Kirstie Chadsey

    OMG! Thanks so much for letting us peek at your process, so cool. Happy Holidays!

  10. mbi

    Hello from Japan!
    I am wondering how you do the lettering on your painting… Some of it looks like it could be stamps, other hand-written using paint? Do you put anything over top of the lettering to protect it? I love your work

  11. Siggadisart

    Hi Kelly, love to see how you work. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  12. Laly Blue

    Hi Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing this!
    It's funny because last month I posted a step-by-step of a painting inspired by our Flying Lessons group ( and it has a similar vintage pink french postage stamp!
    I can't wait to see more of your work in this series!


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I’m Kelly Rae Roberts

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my creative whispers, and today I’m an artist & Possibilitarian. I’m passionate about creating meaningful art and experiences that awaken and inspire our spirits.

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