I had painted this large canvas a few weeks back with greens and blues. I wanted to explore different techniques that would create various textures. I smeared glue on the surface and then let it dry a little before I painted on top of it. It created a really fun crackling surface that you can see in the blue sky. I also used some saran wrap to create some fun texture in the tree and grass. After that, the painting sat by my door awaiting a spark of creativity from me. It stared at me, I stared at it and we played this game until I finally had the courage to try painting something new. I wanted to add something whimsical and very child like. So I dove into my sketchbooks and found a drawing I had done last year of two kids. It was very cartoon-like but I enjoyed the simplicity of my drawing. So I added them into my painting and changed a few things to make the couple look a bit older. I also wanted to add some fun owls in love perching in the tree. I am pretty happy with the outcome. I might work on the house a little more. It doesn’t feel finished yet. I am proud of myself for going in a different direction with my painting and adding in my love for illustration. The use of acrylic paint and markers was a fun exploration! Tell me what you think?