Titled "Coming Home" this abstract expressionistic mixed media piece done in acrylic, charcoal and pastel without planning anything. I arrived at the paper and let line loose upon it. Colour was applied in acrylic washes, stains and thicker applications then pastel was used to add "pop' and excitement. As I painted I realized what this was, the symbol/shape of a dog appeared and a home. There appeared to be a pathway at the dog's feet, beckoning it home for it had been lost for awhile now.
A sense of wandering, of forgetting where home was and now finally arriving, but without being fully aware of it. This painting was reflecting where I was myself, after being away from myself and starting to return for I developed PTSD and for anyone who has been through, you'll know what I mean, and for those who haven't, you literally loose everything good that makes YOU and feel only fear, anger, terror, exhaustion, and nothing feels familiar at all. This painting, this dog, represents that sense of returning to oneself, where there is happiness, joy, confidence, warmth, love after being lost for a very long time. I choose to use vibrant and strong colours to express and reflect the tenacity of spirit that I am so fortunate to possess.
I decided on doing this piece in the mediums I chose for the freedom and immediacy of expression and the beauty of the mediums themselves.