Silver linings and sunset lullabies
Painting positivity and riverside inspirations
I am starting to see increases in the time I can stay in my #studio alone, although that has been interrupted by the addition of new residents in the adjoining space, so I need to fight the impulse to leave or freeze more than usual at present. However I have been painting nontheless and sticking with bright images.
The image here is a work I completed last week called Silver linings. A full description can be found by it in the gallery, but essentially it is about all of the positives that have surfaced for me since my treatment began. Two and a half years of #psychotherapy and #EMDR with a very skilled practitioner, together with the many new friends the universe has introduced to me and black canvasses are no longer my default starting point. The future is looking brighter and I want to participate in it now, fuelled by #creative hunger, excitement and a need to create my own boundaries, not those placed upon me by a condition.
“The future is looking brighter and I want to participate in it now, fuelled by creative hunger, excitement and a need to create my own boundaries, not those placed upon me by a condition..”
Now we are in British summer time, the nights are lighter, which makes a huge difference to me, as like many others, darkness is not my best friend. An evening walk with friend along the banks of the #Tyne, on what could have been midsummer, rather than the first week of April, I found myself being drawn into the visual depths of the water in it's gentle movements and reflections of rusted railings and sky. It was a lullaby complete will gull calls and the slightest of breezes. My next painting has arrived....back to the studio.