A New Day

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Sold, Splatter

This one, for whatever reason, has beens such a struggle for me. I have painted over it so many times. I think I have been trying to paint something that would sell, or paint something that others would like…whenever I do this I always fail, good never really comes from trying to please others, forsaking who you are.
Ben Quilty recently posted a video where he said the beginnings of art should be hidden, you should never show anyone else, as you may be influenced by their positivity or negativity towards your work, forsaking what it would have been had you not heard their comments.
What brilliant advice.
I wonder how often the choices I make in my life, generally, are subtly influenced but the positive and negative feedback, I get from those around me. I wonder how much more at peace I would be if I was able to contain myself, until my form was strong enough to withstand the judgement of the world around me….

Acrylic on Linen Canvas, framed in white Tasmanian oak frame.
76 x 76cm (79 x 79 frame)

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Gentle Whisper

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Neutrals, Sold, Splatter

I painted this painting while sobbing. I wasn’t feeling the best, hadn’t slept, was aching for my son and I knew I needed to paint.
I went to the backyard with a box full of paints that I had grabbed and started to throw them on the canvas. As I cried, I cried out to God.
It has been a painful time as I have continued to paint this, and to continue to cry out to God for wisdom.
I was reminded of the bible verse 1 King 19:11-13, where God asked Elijah to stand on a mountain where He would pass by and there was a great wind, which tore everything apart and God was not in that, and a great earthquake and God was not in that, and a great fire, but he was in none of these. Then came a gentle whisper…
God has come to me in a gentle whisper: I just need to wait on Him, trusting Him in all circumstances and He will provide what I need and what my kids need.

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