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Featured in Art Universe July 2012
Featured in The Group July 2012
The dictionary defines fortitude as
mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.
When I was doodling in my journal trying to think of what to paint, I started writing instead. The focus was on optimism… seeing the glass as half full instead of empty; the good outweighing the bad; the weak being uplifted, encouraged and supported by the strong. Then came on with their and Donnie McClurkin started singing that song he recorded called, … this painting was the result of that thought stream and the inspiration hearing that song had upon me.
This is a mixed media painting made with gesso, Intense pencils, glitter, acrylic, and ink on 8.5″ × 11″ Canson heavyweight watercolor paper.