painted love

niki mcneill heart painting

Over the weekend I picked up (and dusted off) my paint brushes to take something that I'd been rolling around in my head for months onto a canvas. I actually painted over a painting I'd started last year and didn't like. I wanted something modern & fun above my bed and really large scale since I don't have a headboard yet. I'm in LOVE with this piece. Something about that segmented heart on all that bright white negative space does it for me! You can't see here but the perimeter edges of the canvas are painted back, so it gives the illusion of a frame.

I snapped a close up photo with my iPhone so you can see the heart & border...
I love that the texture of the previous painting shows through!!

Do you love it??

Creative spirit living & loving in Raleigh, NC.