You, dear readers, are bravely risking yourselves in the world. Some of you, for a son or a daughter. Others, for the right partner. Many of you for the right thing (often that thing is making art or creating whatever your heart is pulling you to bring forth). Your longing makes you brave, courageous, tenacious and bold.
Whyte says longing is a form of moving...In longing we move and are moving from a known but abstracted elsewhere, to a beautiful, about to be reached, someone, something or somewhere we want to call our own. Let's move from abstracted elsewhere to beautiful. Here - take my hand. We can be brave together.
About the painting - black gesso over a well-grained wood panel. Initial sketch with a chopstick and red paint. Adding layers of acrylic and acrylic mixed with gesso while resisting (RESIST! RESIST!) the urge to overly refine. A layer of deep dark blue over the black gesso'd background to add depth and more contrast and interest.
Jen Jovan and her imaJENation