Inspiration for my newest acrylic painting

I get inspired by so many things that influence my work but my latest painting (that I’m still working on) was inspired by this rug below. This floor covering lives in our master bath and I see it day in and day out.

I began to wonder what it would be like to put two trees on either side of a large vertical painting and have something in the middle between them. Petroglyphs or symbols maybe?

RugWhat I intended to do with my painting and what it has become are completely different. I was trying to explain it to Greg. How a painting will create itself.

Here’s a sneak peek of part of what I’m working on.


I really wanted to use the earth tones that I was seeing in the piece of carpet. The browns, golds, and rust color. So I put those down first. But then lanterns and fireflies started to appear and then I had to start covering up the rust with dark blues and greens to make it look like night time and the painting began to take on a completely different form. I’ll show you the finished piece when it is done.

Have a great day!

2 thoughts on “Inspiration for my newest acrylic painting

  • February 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Oh, oh, oh – yes. I want it. I want to look at it. Your glowing yellows and golds. The trees, masked by rusts and night. Do one with red dog sleeping. He wants you to. but do it little, so I can have it.


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