This is an abstract painting I did on canvas. It started out as a landscape painting and it just wasn't looking the way I wanted it to. Then my teacher showed me some pictures of some abstract paintings and I had always been interested in it so I decided to give it a try. When I got done it was very colorful but just kind of plain. It needed something. My teacher then showed me some work by an artist named Jim Dine, who would put hearts in alot of his painting. Sometimes you could see them and sometimes they would blend in a little. So I put a heart in my painting. I didn't want it to be solid so I just used a stencil and kind of just brushed it on, making a stripe look. I really like this painting. Keirston J.