“I Get You” is my return to portraiture, which I had previously reserved for my art journals, greeting cards and digital art. This acrylic painting has an ethereal quality that I love. It expresses my hope that empathy and compassion can replace divisiveness and inequality. The androgynous figure and animals form a union of understanding and respect for each other’s unique qualities.
I challenged myself to create a looser, non-objective, free-form abstract acrylic painting, one that is a departure from my usual bold, tighter mark-making style. I really enjoyed letting go and creating layers of paint and marks in a more free-flowing style. At times, I had to restrain myself from adding more marks, drawings and geometric forms. I’m so happy with the result that I might try painting another in a similar style.
A very uplifting and happy painting! It helps shift my energy quickly if I’m feeling down. This larger painting has a concentration of orangey yellows as well as other colors. The bright hues and shapes of Mexico were flowing through me when I painted it.