I have a new piece that will be at Never Ender Reno’s annual Broken Hearts Collide show for the month of February. I’ve shown a few pieces in that space before, but was always out of town for the receptions. Timing! This time, I’m really happy to say that I will be able to be in attendance at the reception tonight. I’ve seen some of the pieces already and I’m excited to be a part of the show. Here is the new painting that will be on display and available for purchase.


“Hung Up”, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. By Traci L. Turner.

This painting is the first of a series that I’ve had in my head for a while. Each piece will incorporate the heart balloon or bleeding chest motif in some way. I have several ideas for it that I’m anxious to work on, but they’ll have to wait until I get through a couple of other projects I have on deck. With this painting I was trying out the broken color style that I’ve been using lately, but I used acrylic paint instead of oil. Oils will always be my first love but I want to be good with acrylics so bad! I keep trying with mixed results. My thoughts on this new piece are mixed as well. I really like it, but I definitely wasn’t very confident going into it. The idea is strong and I like the way the colors came together, so I can still stand strongly by the finished piece. Can’t wait to see it up on the wall at the show!