About This Painting
Is your soul a country shaken by squalls, fretted by flurries of tragic knowledge? Are there frightening dusks there, and boiling seas? I can’t speak for you, but sometimes knowing what I know about the long and—God forbid— apparently-endless timeline of human suffering is too much for me. I spend a lot of time puzzling over how to stay tender towards the open wounds of the world without losing my mind. I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’ll tell you the best thing I’ve come up with and it’s this: taking my small Candle of Hopes out to the cliffs and taking my seat at the edge of the squall. Because grief needs to be faced head-on, not squished down. Because sorrow is a territory to be courageously traversed, not an enemy to be viciously trounced. But I can’t do it without my candle.
About This Listing
This is a 6x8 acryla gouache painting completed on professional-grade watercolor paper mounted to a cradled wooden panel. The painting has been lovingly treated with a three-step varnishing process consisting of a workable spray varnish, an isolation coat, and two coats of UV-resistant gloss varnish. The birchwood panel has been sealed with buffed finishing wax to increase its longevity, and a signed label affixed to the back of the panel certifies its authenticity and specifications. The painting has already been glued into a custom white floater frame and comes ready to hang! Including the frame, the full dimensions of this piece are roughly 7.25 x 9.25 x 1.25 inches.
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