What Are You Waiting For (original mixed media painting)


Once upon a time in 2012, after quitting my desk job to be a full-time artist, I attempted a 40 Works In 40 Days project. Being someone who has a huge amount of trouble finishing what I start, the project was never competed. So I am going to try again :) You can read about the original project here: http://jenndalyn.blogspot.com/2012/10/40-works-in-40-days.html

40 Works In 40 Days project - DAY 15

This listing is for the original 8 x 10 mixed media painting from Day 15 of 40 Works In 40 Days. It is titled "What Are You Waiting For."

If you prefer a print of this painting, you can find paper prints here: 

This was a big thing for me. Realizing that there is no "perfect time" to start something. You have to make the perfect time, not wait for it. When it comes to taking a trip, looking for a new job, getting into shape, quitting a bad habit... don't wait until the first of the month. Don't wait until Monday. Don't wait until a new year, or next week. Start now. Do it now.

This painting was really fun to create! I started by creating a background of maps, sheet music, and graph paper. Then I painted and splattered with acrylic and alcohol ink. The hourglass was the fun part: it is an illustration on paper in ink, then I added layers of book pages depicting stars and galaxies. I really liked the idea of a celestial hourglass.

What Are You Waiting For is painted on an 8 x 10 cradled birch wood panel with 7/8" sides. There is a sawtooth hanger on the back, so it comes ready to hang. The sides are collaged, then painted with a layer of white, so no framing is necessary. It has been coated with a UV-resistant satin varnish. The painting is titled, signed, and dated on the back.

Shipped via USPS Priority mail with tracking included. Carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and packaged in a sturdy cardboard box.