I tend to want to control the outcomes of life, like most of us do, and this spills into art, if I am not careful. I started a painting and desperately wanted it to be something that just wasn’t in me to paint. It was so constantly frustrating and consequently it sat there unfulfilled and unfinished for months. When I looked at in a different light, with fresh, willing and malleable ideas and eyes I was able to see what was really there to be painted. It was completely different than what I had intended but so much better and funnily enough it then came naturally to me.
It was a reminder to me that I can not always control things, I must look at what I have not what I don’t have and just go with it.
So many lessons learnt through painting.
91.5 x 91.5 cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas, ready to hang