Medium: mixed media (acrylics, acrylic gel mediums, bead, recycled plastics and ball point pen,
Size: 16″ × 12″
Ground: Stretched canvas
Here is another painting from my ‘travelling/homesick sketches’ series.
I love my return journeys (and I’m sure that the feeling is mutual), just because of the pleasant memories that I get when I think of the satisfying things that I can do when I get there.But on this occassion, my sketch here focussed on the powers and the people that watch and pray over me as I journey not only across the roads but also across life. This inspired a sketch that I eventually developed into this painting filled with my thoughts while, on my way home.
I used, brushes, finger painted, gel mediums, recycled plastics, ball point pen and, a bead.
“As I travel Recovery’s way
Help me conquer myself I pray,
As down Recovery’s road I roam.
May I find myself returning home,
Exorcise the demons on the past,
And find victory that will last,
My fears may I now overcome,
With bitterness and resentment be done,
May I be willing to forgive,
And daily in victory live,
Seeking to conquer myself may I find,
Inner strength and lasting peace of mind".
by Ed Ostrom – 2009