The piece I am featuring today was curative.
It let a lot of sadness out of me.
It was done right around when my father was dying, another relationship that I valued very deeply was falling apart, and another (that persevered) was greatly challenged by all of that suffering.
Like with most of the things I create, I let the feelings come out through my hand.
Artistically this one is different because I don’t do a lot of still life, nor do I do a lot of flowers. I don’t have any negative opinions about either type of painting. I just don’t like doing still life in general, and well I seldom feel like a flower is done justice in my artwork.
I do intend to challenge myself with flowers in the near term, in my personal journey I have learned to see them differently, and I am curious how that will translate through my hand.
That said, todays image is …
This 18×24 oil on canvas board currently hangs in my office. While it could be sold, I would have to be enticed to part with it.
Currently it reminds me how good things are, by reminding me of the darker places I have been.
If you wanted to acquire a print of this little piece of sorrow, it is available here.