36x36 Acrylic on canvas, 2015
This piece was started as a beautiful brush stroked painting. The white veil over a woman face and the purple whips the seemed to come down like hair. It all appeared as though she was falling as s rapid speed towards earth.
The painting was so hard to capture in photos that I gave up on sharing it through virtual channels. When a dear family friend died of stage 4 lung cancer I took the painting and covered it all in a grey haze. It felt appropriate for this painting to hold my family’s grief since this man had been a genuine angel to people and to those he loved and cared for.
The painting sat like this for another year, depressing me every time I looked at it. Since I’m one for reinvigorating and reinventing, I decided to revive this piece with a bright new resilience of energy, and an honor to the legacy of love and joy this person left on the world instead of the grief of their passing.
It carried a bright and joyous energy now, one Skip would be proud of.