SWAT Dril 26 LOVE!

SWAT is back with another Drill- This challenge-- LOVE! For this challenge, I chose to do a Mixed Media Canvas.

I wanted to stay away from the cliche representations of love, hearts, cupids, roses and the like. I decided to use a lotus instead of a rose. Lotuses bloom in muddy ponds, and rise from the mud at the bottom toward the light to bloom. The contrast of the pure flower against the muck in the pond is recognized as symbolism for purity and enlightenment in many cultures, especially Asian cultures.

Love is about growth. In some ways, the purity of love shines against the mundane and pain of everyday life. Love isn't a separation from hurt, is endures beyond, and is beauty within the mess.

Supplies for canvas:
Colored Pencil- a mix of brands
Acrylic- Daniel Smith and Golden
Paper- Authentique

Of course we want you to share with us at SWAT! Upload your creation to be entered for this month's prize.


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