Trusting is simply believing; simply looking beyond what you can see.
I found a canvas that I started a while back and decided to give it new life, trusting that it could turn into something better than what I had. The purple from the original kept coming through and I decided to go with it.
Adding black charcoal to the darkest shadows and blending them out with a damp brush.
I added more drips and color to the background. The heart shapes were an accident, as was her dress collar. They came to life from my collage background as I developed the painting. Adding more dark shadows to the figure and white highlights to the face. The words are printed off the computer. I wasn't sure what this painting was going to say. I printed out several inspirational words. I went back to my drawing table and looked up on a box where I had this verse taped to the corner of it. I felt it fitting for the painting and used it. The textured stencil in the right hand corner (top and bottom)remind me of part of a stained glass window.
Sometimes as in life, the painting doesn't always go as planned. There are mistakes and there are surprises. Just trust you inner artist and see where it leads.
Simply trust and believe in all your dreams!