- 25 cm x 32 cm
(10 x 12.5 inches)
- Mixed media – ink pen, Indian inks and Chinagraph pencil
- 180gsm artist’s paper
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Free shipping
- A$210 (unframed)
- ONE ONLY, original painting
- Scroll down for framed option
Today is a day for new beginnings to health and wellness. Turn and step in a new direction.
Inspired by a desire for change and a need to move on. This new beginnings artwork features a female subject, turning around and taking a step away from where she was. Each part of the movement is represented by different colours as she shifts weight from her left foot to her right.
New Beginnings Artwork
First, a pencil sketch of someone turning around – showing four steps of the turn and weight-shift. I then traced the image onto fresh paper. After marking the outlines with ink pen and allowing to dry, each section was individually filled with water and drips of coloured ink, again waiting for each colour to dry before moving on to the next. I love the way the blue ink mixed with the water to form intricate swirls. Once everything was dry, I added shading and contours with wax pencils. I love the end result.
The idea behind this exercise was to show movement on the page – the simple steps of someone turning around.
Avoiding the traditional symbols for new beginnings artwork (plants, flowers, animals), I chose to represent new beginnings with an image of someone turning around and stepping away.
Walking away in a dream means you are trying to distance yourself from someone or something that is unhelpful. Assess the situation, and ensure it benefits your well-being and goals.
My favourite part of this painting is the middle face, shown in green and yellow. 💖
This short video shows some close-ups of my Turn Around painting.
My favourite feedback on this painting:
- Eunice: “Each image has something to tell, l think.”
- Deng: “I love the choice of colors.”
- Kym: “How awesome Sandra! It looks like a piece of sculpture with the highlights and shading. Sweet! 😍🎨😊
- Maria: “Love it 😍 The changing color as the movement progresses is awesome 💖💖💖”
- Brendan: “That’s very thought provoking Sandra, great work 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍”
Keep this new beginnings artwork on your wall to remind yourself of the choices you make for self-improvement and self-preservation.
I love mixing colours to achieve something inspirational. My greatest joy is when my art makes someone else happy.
All artwork is copyright © Sandra Burns. All rights reserved.
Mixed media painting on paper, with Certificate of Authenticity
ONE ONLY, original painting
“Unframed” means you get a cheaper price for the artwork and also gives you the luxury of being able to choose a frame to your liking that suits your own decorating style. Frames are readily available from homeware stores, such as Spotlight or Kmart.
Note: the image has been cropped slightly on the left to fit the frame I have available.