This is a reworking of an old painting. I always loved the colours of this painting and so never wanted to change that, but after a recent foray into art using stickers, I was inspired to create an impressionistic version of it and I just love it. Requires stretching or framing.
121.7 x 121.7cm Acrylic on stretched canvas (may have slight warp)
So this was frustrating…I had this idea for my new painting to paint how I feel…divided. To be a commercial artist you are supposed to have a style, for your art to be recognisable as yours. To be happy, I have to paint how I feel, which is up, down and all over the place. As a person, I feel constantly divided…manage the house, love and take care of the kids, love my Husband, serve God, have a career, earn money, take care of myself… I wanted to paint a painting divided, to show how I felt…so divided, and do you know what happened? I tried…and failed, lol, kind of like life most of the time. So instead, I washed over it, cut off some pieces and no one knows the divided painting underneath…hmmm… Restfully divided? 101.6 x 101.6cm
My husband took a stunning picture of the pool at Brooklyn, while we were having a family day, walking and eating fish and chips. It was an image that really stuck with me. I loved the contrast between the light and the dark and it very much felt like the contradiction of life: so much beauty but so much pain. From this juxtaposition can come great creativity and experience.