BREATHLESS, SHE CARRIES ON. Mixed Media. 10 x 10 inches on wood.
For this painting, I was really in love with the sky and ground and felt it seemed just like being at the ocean. And when this girl appeared, I instantly knew her shape… but it took a bit longer to figure out just who she was and the story she had to tell.
At first, her body seemed to be a bee-hive. But all the while I thought she needed a sandcastle on her head. It seemed very strange, but one of those “follow your instincts” moments, even though I thought, “I have no idea how to draw a sandcastle.”
But I followed my instincts and from there the rest of the painting fell right into place.
After I had all of the acrylic paint details in place, I wanted to add some paper. When I opened my supply drawer, I found the most perfect colored sandpaper. That’s when I knew this girl just had to be with that sandcastle balanced on her head.
From the deepest depths of the ocean, this girl appears, having taken on all with timeless beauty. She never rests. BREATHLESS, SHE CARRIES ON.
i’ve been working on this really BIG project that means a ton to me. i can’t wait to share the details with you on Wednesday! perhaps you remember this earth mother necklace? well, think of more things you can cherish and wear every day!
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