I am thrilled that I have been able to get back out to the studio lately and want to share a painting with you guys that I finished earlier this week, on the 9th.

Awhile back I saw a mirror that I just had to have. It has these lovely copper colored metal pieces coming out from it, forming leaves and other shapes. There are round stones in the midst of all the metal work.

The mirror itself is small and round. The real beauty of it is in the pieces around it. It is a pretty decoration and I’ve really enjoyed having it on my wall.

I was looking at that mirror the other day and had this vision of a painting flash through my mind. Of course, whenever that happens, the painting will pound on the sides of my skull until I make it real.

It always takes on a life of its own as I work on it and becomes something else, but that is part of what I love about creating things. This piece has turned out to be one of my favorites that I’ve done.

Here’s a look at the painting as it progressed and the final piece. I call it “Mirror, Mirror”. It is on a 16 x 20 canvas.

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All pictures and art by CandaceOnline.

*Tomorrow is the Read-a-thon! I’ll be posting updates throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook. There’ll be a recap blog post next week, too! All pages read tomorrow will go towards #Pages4Progress, to help promote literacy.