This painting and I definitely have a longterm relationship. I put the first strokes down in May 2018.
I remember being frustrated with my art and myself, feeling like I wasn’t making the progress I was desiring. The process of the very first layer of this painting was one of finding compassion for myself and letting go of my anger. It sat in a corner for months at a time before I added another layer, adding a new thing to my process and putting it back.
What was frustrating at the time and making me feel like I wasn't growing fast enough, is now a beautiful witness to my journey of abstract painting. I can see so much of my progress and of my desire to express myself fulfilled in it.
It's a reminder that your journey is going at its own pace no matter how much you try to hurry it and bloom only happens when the time is ripe.
Acrylics on canvas. All works are varnished.
Ships from Berlin, Germany.