While I was painting, I was listening to music, and one sentence jumped out to me. I immediately wrote it down because I knew I would forget, and I'm so glad I did, because in the evening I couldn't remember the exact phrase. Don't remember what song it was from, but it fitted this painting so perfectly (in my opinion). "This broken world".
I knew right away I wanted that as title for this painting. Why? Well, I had been reading a lot about the climate changes and the predictions for the near future, and it scared the hell out of me. I knew it was bad, but it seems to be going much faster than anyone expected. And everytime I saw a date mentioned, I calculated what age my kids would be, and they would still be so young... It saddens me so much to think of what they'll have to deal with because of our stupidity.
And here in Australia we have a new prime minister who keeps saying that we have no influence on the climate whatsoever. Worse: there IS no climate change. How can anyone be so ignorant? So utterly STUPID?
And sadly enough he's not the only one. It makes me so angry. And scared. And helpless. And while I was painting, I saw the ball she has in her hand as our planet, bruised and battered and bleeding. And the women as if they're discussing what we can do about it.
Anyway, that's my interpretation, that's what I see in it. You might think something completely different and that's okay too :-)
And as always when I've finished a painting: here are the steps from start to finish (beware! there are a lot!):
Some selfmade foam stamps and of course some dripping ;-)
some more colours and drips
working around the marks
found a third figure
and 2 birds that I wasn't sure whether to use or not ...
bringing out the women
painting the faces
decided I wanted birds on there but not these. Too big and in the wrong place ..
also decided on bringing in a tree, since it's about the earth :-)
felt like making some circles ...
working out the tree
decided to add a flower as a final touch
And then it's finished! Except I saw when I was looking at the picture that I forgot to put a highlight in the big bird's eye. So I'll have to make new pics. No time for that now though ....
"This broken world"- acrylics on canvas - 70 x 50 cm (27,6"x 19,7")
I'm linking this again to Paint Party Friday. Trying to get to everyone this weekend :-)
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