To all my loyal friends here in the blog world, I wanted to pop in and say Hi and let you know that I’m still around. With all the caos in my life these days, painting is still my shelter in the storm and also a vehicle for me to express myself. I think if I didn’t paint I would probably have been committed to a mental institution by now! 😀
Anyhow, here is the second piece of experimental work, using a technique that I call ‘free painting’. Its something that I have used a lot in the past and uses zero reference material, I paint completely from my own mind. If any of you are familiar with my paining called “the exorcism” posted previously in my post called “Painting Saved my Soul”, I used this same technique with that piece. Sometimes I will look up pictures, just to observe finer details and then leave it up to my “powers of observation” :D.
With this painting I used zero reference material for her face and observational reference for the tree .
I painted this in Oil on canvas (H) 102cm x 55cm. (20″ x 40″)
This painting was an absolute labour of love for me, especially with its deeply personal message!
It depicts the deep sorrow that we can all feel at times, no matter how much we get lost in the barren waste land of our own sorrow, there is always a part within us that is growing a new stronger self, nourished by the very sorrow that we are cloaked in. Never give up Hope!