8X10 acrylic painting. I paint with my son Owen who has autism. He helps me paint the backgrounds with a hand over hand method working on his fine motor skills and then I paint the rest.
The signature on our paintings tells our story as much as the painting itself. He helps me paint the backgrounds so I sign it with O for Owen and then LB.
Sometimes you need art in your life even more than you can ever imagine. I was giddy when I started painting this and I cried when I was done. She is called STRENGTH!
I painted this one differently. For the mermaid I poured a lot of the paint on the canvas and then moved it all around. The video will show more about it. The last few days have been some of my toughest days for more reasons than my brain can even process them all. I’m just trying to take each day and let the challenges turn into my victories. And this feels like a victory. I pushed myself to do something different and she is STRENGTH.
Come watch me paint and share our journey with autism…