I’ve mentioned in an earlier post that I’m beginning to explore figurative paintings. Although these are still a little scary for me, I’ve also come to find them very rewarding. There’s just something so beautiful about painting the human form that can easily stir emotion in anyone who sees it. When I started this painting, I didn’t have any particular agenda in mind. However, this quickly evolved into something completely relatable to me – a girl completely alone with her thoughts. There’s almost a little sadness to it – maybe she’s thinking about a person she misses? Maybe she’s had a tough day and trying to figure things out. Who knows? It’s up to the viewer’s interpretation. The possibilities are endless! It’s up to the viewer to create these different emotional type scenarios. You find this whole new level of understanding that you just can’t get with painting a landscape or still life which makes this fun for me. Sure, you can still convey emotion in these types of paintings but you can’t underestimate the power of human empathy.
Title: Girl Among the Poppies
Medium: Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas