(May 30, 2018) I began working on "The Many Faces of Love" series at the beginning of April, and I'm very excited to share that it's finally finished! This is the largest series I've ever done, and I'm super proud of myself for completing it.
This series initially began inspired by color, with the image below that caught my eye on Pinterest. My first piece "Elation" is inspired by this palette.
Next, I thought about the types of marks I wanted to make and the feelings I wanted to evoke. I knew I wanted this series to feel more raw and a little "undone." Something about that speaks to my soul. To achieve this, I did a lot of scribbling and inky drips and let them fall where they wanted. I have a tendency to want to "tidy things up," so it felt freeing to just let them be.
Then, I wanted to draw inspiration from within myself and create from a place of a lot of emotion. I made a playlist that I titled "songs that make me feel something," and played it while I worked. Memories, conversations, thoughts and feelings swirled as I got lost in the music and the painting. I thought about the wide array of feelings that love evokes, the highs and lows, and the depth of feeling. And that's what I channeled into these works of art.
Finally, I wanted these paintings to feel feminine, delicate, and ethereal. For that, I brought in a lot of soft white in the final layers leaving traces of the under layers peeking through. All in all, this series feels like a piece of me. An expression of where I've been and where I'm going. I hope it resonates with you, and stirs up some feelings within you.
I would love to hear what you think about the series! It is live in my shop now. I'm offering a special 10% off this week with the code LOVE10. Thank you so much for sharing this journey with me ❤️
"Elation" 24 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas