Thank you to everyone who posted kind messages on my FB page. I’m not quite ready to talk about it, but will fill you all in sometime.
It was a rough week for me, and to help that I used painting as therapy. Sometimes it’s good to paint what you feel. It helps you think about everything, and cope with whatever is bothering you in your life at the time. Landscapes don’t always express emotion, but I try really hard to make them. This one was easy. I just got out the Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna and went to town. Those two colors create an amazing dark color that isn’t quite black. Black is just so flat and doesn’t really express what I want it to. The color I create from those two allows me to texture it and create depth.
I created a little video of me painting the light into the painting. Light is such an important part of art. You can create so much mood, and tell such a great story with just light alone. For all of you who are practicing painting, take time out of each day to look at the light outside and how it manipulates the land around you. Every few minutes tells a new story.
I’m not really sure if this painting is done or not. I don’t have a title for it. I just painted it because I needed to paint the darkness out of me. So that’s what I did. Art is such a great form of therapy. It’s expression of your deepest thoughts and subconscious. Words just don’t express feeling enough. They can get you close to expressing what you feel, but images gives you the complete expression. If you are ever feeling really down, get out the ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, mix a bunch of values of those two colors and paint away. It’ll help, even if its just a little bit.
Thanks again everyone, I’m getting back in the swing of things now.