Following the thrill of painting new beliefs with ‘The Grief and the Victory of not being Seen’, I am now working on a new painting entitled ‘Every Emotion is of Equal Value’. This is also something I learned while undergoing therapy a year ago.
And it blew my mind! To use a distinctly 60s phrase. It really did! I found it paradigm shifting.
To think that feeling envy could be of equal value to feeling joy, pointlessness of equal value to exuberance, desperation of equal value to gratitude.
I had to see if I could express it in paint.
It has taken a lot of working out. Firstly, the emotions I was going to paint – an equal number of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’. Then what colours the emotions were going to be and how they would balance visually on the canvas. This is the first draft of the painting. There will be a few more and I will keep you posted on my progress.
In the meantime, should this be a new concept for you as it was for me, take a little time to consider it. It might be life changing for you too.