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.

I almost always start out with covering the canvas with collage papers. Links to the gel medium I use and canvas boards I use are below. 

Quick draft of the figures using the black stabilo pencil (best thing ever). And a layer of gesso on the faces. 

Faces in progress!

Faces are done using the Shiva paintstiks (link below!). 

Decided I wanted a flat background for this piece so painted over the papers with a pretty blue. Left a peek of music lyric show through. 

Painted in their dresses and hair.

Added lace to dresses, butterfly and flower collage elements, and stamped in the sentiment. 
Aaaannndd, it’s done! Love how this one turned out. I don’t do flat background often, but I sort of love them, big time. 
Original sold, but signed/matted prints are available here.
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!
XO,
Kelly Rae

Hi, 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 whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed. Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.

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