When I painted this picture, I looked at the paper and had this concept of a flower riding the waves. An emotion which I started working into the paper. That's how I usually paint. Propelled by an urge. Not a lot of planning goes into my paintings.
I also don't really have a story in mind before I paint the picture. The story usually happens after I complete the painting. I'll look at the work, and it will elicit the story. Today, when I looked at "The Struggle of Beauty" here is what she had to say.
In this blog, I want to dedicate this image to Tim. I no longer have the original painting, but if I did I would send it to him. He is a for real Angel for Lost and Unloved Children.
Regarding the original painting, it is 22 x 30 inches, watercolor on rag paper. It was sold from the Gaslite Gallery (Used to be in Gastown)
The owner of the painting let me know that he hung it in the company of his original by Salvador Dali. Quite a compliment!
I would really appreciate it if you could share this blog using the share buttons below, and if you could make a comment in the comment section I will send you a free 8x10 inch printable file of this great painting!
I was horrified as I watched the news story of the policeman kneeling on George Floyd's neck, and as I listened I could hear the words that this man died as a result. I was deeply moved and inspired as the world came together with one message. Black lives matter. These events influenced this painting.