The Way Through
A luminous being floats through the celestial night skies, stars surround it and words of inspiration and awareness give it strength to soar.
This painting started as a rework over a painting I was never really happy with. I started by applying dark colours first with acrylic and watercolour coloured pencils which I utilize through out the painting. Words act as a pattern and give weight to the colourful rainbow like areas that illuminate from the weightless being, or that support it from behind. The words, sentences, phrases and thoughts are all those that have come as a result of working through PTSD which hit like a tsunami last summer. I used controlled spattering to give the illusion of stars or orbs of light and energy and continue that below as well to give continuity. I leave the being itself with less pattern so as to give the eye a rest and act as a point of entrance and exit.
The process of painting and everything entailed with art and the running of a studio and art business is helping to heal me of my PTSD. I just want to say to anyone who views this and is dealing with it or depression or GAD that there is hope, some really good help out there and that it can be overcome. It just takes time and work. Remember, you are magnificent and you are loved.
Size: approximately 24" x 20"
Shipping: painting is wrapped in brown paper, wrapped in bubble wrap and
placed in cardboard box.