I painted this a week ago. It started out as layers of blue and white with a lot of texture to it. I paint things like that. Some of them end up being interesting, some of them end up in a stack in the corner of my bedroom. My painting mentor (Esther Miller a neighbor in the condo we spent a couple of winters in Florida when I was in high school) told me to paint what I felt, to paint from my heart. Part way through it, I realized that the colors expressed how I was feeling about the year that was coming to an end. I felt a need to do something constructive to put the past in the past, and move onward to the future. The blue, and words were painted on New Year's Eve, the red circle and banning slash, were painted on New Year's Day.
2020 was a difficult year for everyone. We can carry that forward, or we can put the past in the past, and move bravely and safely forward. Every year has challenges, and 2021 is no exception. The world didn't change with the calendar, but we can move forward, life does not have a reverse. Don't let the past get in the way to today.
Do you paint or draw?
I like drawing myself. But boy....has 2021 started out turbulent! Sweet Mary.......ReplyDelete
I was up half of the night,Delete
A week into 2021 and hasn't it kicked off big time in your country.ReplyDelete
An interesting start to say the least,Delete
Drawing is my preferred outlet. I wish we could stamp a great big red "Slash and Ban" symbol over the Orange Menace and all his Minions.ReplyDelete
It is going to be hard to get him to shut up and go away.Delete
I used to draw and sketch regularly and dreamed of being a comic book artist but life beat that out of me. I still do artwork by request and occasionally for my own pleasure, but not enough.ReplyDelete
We need to find little snippets of time to do things that are good for our souls,Delete
I like to draw, but painting is not really my thing, I have discovered.ReplyDelete
I can't draw very well, my father really could, but didn't.Delete
Yes, I paint and create and manipulate photos. I love art in all forms.ReplyDelete
And we love seeing your workDelete
neither, I knit.ReplyDelete
Creating beauty and warmth.Delete
I paint with words. I draw somewhat humorous conclusions. @Anne Marie, I knit my brow. I have a little furrow there from doing that.ReplyDelete
I do wish I could paint, or at the very least, paint by numbers! Drawing eludes me completely. How do people do dat? We all have gifts of some sort. I'm still looking for mine. Onward!
Your writing is amazing, everyone has a talent.Delete