Art in Motion: You are the one

Jan 25, 2013 | 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.
Blank canvas! Actually, it’s not canvas, but rather a canvas board (links below) which I use just about exclusively as I love the hard surface.

Add in some paper and fluid acrylic paint (Titan Buff, in this case).

I wrote a little love note/ reminder to myself as I began to work on this piece. Always helpful. I used Pitt Pens for her facial features (again, links below) which I love using. 
Using stencils, dear girl emerges. 
Detail of her face and hair and more collage bits.
(Finished piece. Signed/matted prints available here)
Added in some paint, texture, and the soul of the piece: the words. The words, a derivative of the Hopi Proverb, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” I think it takes a lot of courage to begin to meet our own power, to declare that all that we long for is inside us, not outside of us.
A little peek at what the studio looked like during its creation. I love love love a good painting mess. 
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
PS: I’m working on a few art e-courses which will launch later this year. If you’re interested in getting messy with me during a fun art ecourse, be sure to sign up for my newsletter for upcoming information. It’s gong to be great. Promise.

Also, I have fully updated my ebook series! New look, updated information, and all the same life changing information! The world wants you to FLY. Go for it! 

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (8 comments)
  1. June Maddox

    I continue to be amazed by your process and words. Seeing with your soul…such a gift.

  2. MzAshleyQ

    Hey KRR! 😉 She's beautiful and I'm so thankful for the peek into your process! Love note=awesome! 😉

    Question: If we were previous flyers in your e-course, do we get a discount if we want to buy "the whole shebang" to own? I was in the original class and I'd love to own the updated book, gonna see if it can be a Bday present to myself! 😉

  3. Daisy Girl's Art Studio

    I love your Art & I adore you.. You have such a beautiful spirit about you. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Stefanie

    That is just amazing! I wish I lived near a city that had some kind of mixed media art class!! I just don't know where to start on my own! Love all your work!!

  5. Carmen

    Thanks for sharing your process. Beautiful painting. I wish I could come to your studio :).


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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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