This is my first attempt at translating what I do in Photoshop over to a real art piece using acrylic paint and pastels. The technique is one I learned from the book I’ve previously mentioned called Paint Happy. I made it for my friend Laura’s birthday and enjoyed it so much that I went out and bought some higher quality acrylic paints to do some more. (They are STILL much too expensive!) It is inspired by my own Heart in Hand digital art which has been getting a lot of positive attention lately, and also by the nightly lit statuette of Our Lady of Guadalupe that resides a few houses down from me.