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"A new romance"  Acrylics on Stretch Canvas.  Created: 29/6/2015 Artist: Selina Shapland

“A new romance”
Acrylics on Stretch Canvas.
Created: 29/6/2015
Artist: Selina Shapland

I was inspired by a tattoo that I happened to find while flicking through a magazine and decided to use it as a jumping off point for a new painting.  The above painting is the result: “A new romance,”created on 29/6/2015, acrylic paints on stretched canvas.

As I was painting this piece, I started with the girl.

Starting point

But she was floating in space and so I wanted to anchor her to a scene and felt inspired by the movie, “Nightmare before Christmas,” so I added my impression of Jack Skellington.

Adding an impression of Jack Skellington

As I painted Jack into the image I felt like he wanted to romance a new woman… an unknown woman and so I decided to add a red/black rose and a spider to complete the composition, which you can see at the top of this post.

This whole painting has been drawn and painted by hand. No tracing allowed.

I hope you enjoy it.

Happy creating.