My loyal readers may be thrilled to know that this is the last post about my painting ‘Every Emotion is of Equal Value’! It has been a long but ultimately fulfilling and life-changing project.
This was the process:
I had one final realisation to make. Every positive emotion had gold or silver leaf as part of the composition, symbolising the light of possibility in those emotions. I then thought, if every emotion is equal then surely the negative emotions should have leaf in them too. For if you are prepared/brave enough to sit with the negative emotions, they will likewise bring the light of possibility with them.
So, TahDah! This is the finished painting in all its glory.
Confidence | Contentment | Contempt | Sadness | Wonder |
Passion | Terror | the Unique Feeling of being Truly You | Vitality | Envy |
Regret | Hope | Shame | Joy | Anxiety |
Hate | Pointlessness | Shock | Desperation | Exuberance.
And I have to say, I am pretty proud of it and of myself for getting to the end(!)
It will form the centrepiece of a large solo exhibition in December.
In the meantime I am going to paint loads of sea paintings. Paintings that will give the cerebral part of my brain a well-earned rest and which will allow me to swim in turquoise. Ahhh …
Thank you for accompanying me on this emotive adventure!