I feel grieved by the divisions that seem to be growing wider. I feel saddened by friends and family who feel alone, because they have different perspectives. I feel saddened by discussions that can’t be civil and respectful. I feel saddened and ashamed of the inability to listen and to hear what another is saying. I feel saddened that we are not seeing each other as a part of the same humanity.
Why do we only see in black and white?
I feel hope that conversations can be civil. I feel hope that love can cover different opinions. I feel hope for the softening of hearts towards others. I feel the grace that I have received can be shared. I feel hope that the world we are experiencing right now will change.
I know that this too shall pass.
This is a diptych, each painting is seperate. The white painting is framed in a black floating frame and the black painting in a white Tasmanian oak floating frame. The frames are hand made by me.
This is a part of my splatter paint series. These paintings start as splatter paintings, where I throw the paint on the canvas, and then develop a painting from the mess. I love the idea of seeing what comes from nothing. Discovering what a painting will become.
Painting is two canvases of 30.3 x 50, total size being 60.6 x 50cm
Hope… a fresh start, a new beginning, spring to come…lessons to be learnt, patience to be developed, perseverance, resilience, family, connection, change… This painting is in a series of what I call “Abstractish”. It is my sweet relied from the confines of commissioned work and trying to please. I literally will through paint on a canvas (this one with my youngest son) and then bring out the beauty that comes from it. The joy that I feel doing these paintings is immense and is immense. I have recently added this Lorikeet, from a photo taken of this gorgeous and brazen lorikeet that my eldest son and I discovered when out for a walk. We came within a metre of it, but it was determined to stay and gets in nectar feed.
This painting comes with a floating frame (made by me) in white painted Tasmanian oak.