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Saturday, April 2, 2016

"B" is for Broken Heart #atozchallenge

Broken Heart ©Mary Montague Sikes
"B" is for Broken Heart in day two of the A to Z Blog Challenge. In romance writing, there are many broken hearts, and the pain is great.

Painting so many images on one large canvas is going to be a real challenge, but it's fun to try it. Last year, I created 19 new paintings during the Challenge. They were for an art show created by Farrah, the heroine of my novel, Evening of the Dragonfly. Creating many new paintings was probably less of a challenge because each one stood on its own. Painting 26 individual heart paintings on the same large canvas is definitely harder. The reason for that is I don't want all the colors to be too similar. That would be boring. However, in the end, this painting might not work the way I hope it will because of all the diversity. We'll see.

I love painting hearts, so there will be something different to view everyday. So far, I'm using acrylic paint with surface texture created with regular gel medium. For some sections of the painting, I might use some found objects and other collage materials.

A to Z ChallengeWe will see what happens. "So Many Hearts Dancing in the Air" is and will remain a work in progress.


LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

How fun, Mary! I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge. It will be fun and interesting to see the different heart and how the 'big picture' changes daily!

LuAnn (approx #369 on the list) @ Back Porchervations.
(and one of co-host AJ Lauer's #wHooligans)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can't wait to see what it looks like when it's all done.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Adding a little extra to make it a collage would be neat.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

LuAnn, thanks for visiting!

Alex, I can't either.

Diane, using collage elements will turn it into a mixed media painting. We'll see what happens!

Yolanda Renée said...

B for Broken - apropos! Lovely!

Happy A to Z day 2!
Ninga Minion @YolandaRenee from
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Murderous Imaginings

Cynthia said...

Hello from A to Z. The heart does certainly look broken but the optimist in me thinks it looks mendable too.

Mandy said...

This is such an interesting way to approach A-Z. Will you share the end result at the end of the month?

Best of luck on your painting! I hope it comes together like you thought it might when you started this project. :)

Birgit said...

I thought I wrote here. I love this heart and it is well thought out.