I have been participating in the bi-annual Art Circle exhibition at Carle Cancer Institute in Normal, Illinois for a couple of years now. Usually, I submit a painting that is complete, but not at the gallery for sale. This year I decided to try something different and submit a painting that I painted specifically for the exhibit. When it came time to submit my application, I wrote that the name of the painting was “Hope” and that it would be an abstract acrylic painting on a 20 * 20 canvas. So that is where I started, and left it for probably 2 weeks or more — just staring at the word Hope painted on the canvas.

When I returned from a short vacation to visit family out east, I felt refreshed and ready to dive in. Although I have done a number of digital abstract paintings, this was my first acrylic abstract on canvas. I started with a layer of gesso that I played with to create some texture, and I just kind of winged it from there. After a few days of work, I now think it is done, and I feel pretty happy with the result. The pictures is not the greatest, but here is the final version

When I look at the painting I do feel hope, and even joy. I hope that when it makes it’s way to the show, it will make the patients and family and friends of cancer patients feel the same.

The painting is for sale, and will be labeled as such for the exhibit. Cost is $300.

Feel free to post comments on how this painting makes you feel.

Thanks for visiting … and stop by again soon to more original art in progress.

Eileen Backman
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