ART IN MOTION :: Seeker of Hope + Love

Jul 25, 2014 | 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.


Started with a really messy background, then added a piece of smooth paper that would eventually become her face.


Drew a really rough sketch of her face, body, and hair. Then, I painted her face with a mixutre of Shiva Oil sticks and PITT pens (links below), and painted her hair with fluid acrylics. Added a bit of yellow paint to the background.


A bit more definition to the sketch lines, some gesso to her neck, and experimented with some stripes toward the bottom.


Filled in her dress with white, collage the bottom of the canvas, and added a little collaged birdie.

Finishing touches include the stamped words, collage elements (wing and flower), white dots, and bit more paint to the background. I love what I do! 
I shared more about the meaning of this piece in my recent post about my joy-filled spiritual awakening. Head on over to read more. If you’re interested, she comes signed, matted and ready to frame right here.
And for those of you interested in unleashing your creative joy with me, come take my on-line painting class with me! 
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 🙂
Thank you guys. I hope you enjoyed a peek into the process!
Kelly Rae

Sending much love,

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  1. Deborah Diller

    I just love your beautiful style.
    Question: what did you use to stamp your words, ink or acrylic paint? If ink, what kind?
    I’m racking my brain trying to figure out the best way to incorporate words on mixed media canvas.
    Thanks so much ~Deborah

    • Kelly Rae Roberts

      Hello Deborah! Great question! I do use ink, typically just basic black ink pads. Have you checked out my ecourse Hello Soul, Hello Mixed-Media Mantras? I go over this exact thing in detail!


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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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