16" x 20" x 1.5", acrylic and pastel on gallery wrapped canvas. Wired and ready to hang!
Not always, but sometimes the paintings that take the longest, the ones I wanted to give up on time and again and the ones that are painted over the most, turn out to be my favorites. This is the eighth painting in the #dangerousstorieschallenge and it might be my favorite because I was considering a story made up in my head that I’m guessing many of you can relate to— the lie that there is nothing within us worth bringing forth into the world. The truth is that we are ALL creative, we all have “strange jewels buried deep within us” as Elizabeth Gilbert says, so even if it takes layers of change and fixing and painting over — or maybe lots of digging deep, we all need to dismiss the lie that we are not capable of putting something into this world that brings hope, empathy, joy or beauty to others. We should all be consumers AND creators, and shut down the stories we make up that tell us otherwise.
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