I feel like so much time has lapsed since the last painting was revealed (Jeff Buckley — ‘Raw’).
The reason being is that this one has had me flying down the rabbit hole with no parachute. What a frightfully corrosive yet beautifully healing journey this one turned out to be!
“If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’ it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.” — Alice in Wonderland
I am going to divulge all the juicy details of the emotional journey in next weeks blog. What took me from going to war with my painting — violently spraying ‘bullet’ holes to making paper aeroplanes — and finally moving in to soften and balance the gaping hole of feminine and masculine energies?
You’ll have to wait and see…but for now:
This blog is just going to take you, from start to finish, through the pictorial process of the painting in the making.
I called this one ‘Dancing in the Void’ (or a-void-dance — cool little breakdown of that word, eh?).
Here is the final product:
by Cherie Roe Dirksen
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Boxed Canvas
30″ x 30″ x 1.5″
Please come back next week for the inspiration behind the painting involving a lot of blood, sweat and tears and why this painting was my most challenging yet in the series.
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