This was painted on black gessoed masonite. I limited my strokes and applied the paint with gentle pressure. It gave me a different effect and feel for what oil paint can do. Typically I'm pushing the paint around, applying it like butter, or spreading it with a palette knife. Love it all. .
Thought I'd share how I got the title for my blog. As I mentioned in my profile, I was a teacher. I loved using my creative abilities in my kindergarten and first grade classrooms. My favorite quote and my philosophy of teaching is "a child is a candle to be lit, not a cup to be filled". I am now the child with time to devote to my art passion.