"An Artist is a Performer on the Canvas. A Dancer with a Paintbrush. A Musician with the Paint. A Poet in each Stroke." -Melissa Janel
Taking On The World
This piece began as a drawing of flowers. Then I added intricate details, complex shapes, diverse colors, and random montage. After I finished, I stepped back and viewed my painting. It ceased to resemble the simplistic beauty of the flowers in the initial sketch. In life, it is natural for human beings to make a situation, an object, a feeling into a level of complex confusion and intensity. Which leads to the stress and feeling as though the "weight of the world in on your shoulders." This painting is an encouragement and even a challenge to take time to "stop and smell the roses,” so to speak.
Acrylic on Canvas / 20” x 16”
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