Heather says: It’s a sensible thing to want the world in your teacup. To hold the whole, happy world in your hands. Life is full of pressure and expectation, but in single simple moments, the present can feel perfectly glorious. A Sensible Thing is a celebration of finding happiness in the simple things in life.
This painting began with a solid layer of paint over the entire wooden panel. Then I spread a wide curtain of lace over the panel and spray painted various colors, creating the lace flower pattern. From there, I painted in the teacup and hands, intermittently sanding down when it felt necessary and adding more paint layers to the image. Next, I mixed up a neutral lime green to splash over the top. Using a trowel, I applied more layers of paint, then sanded and added additional coffee-colored splashes. For the final touch I painted in the peonies on the left of the hand and the bottom right corner.