Ain't love grand? That's what they say. This is my latest piece, which I call "Love". It's one of my more abstract pieces, as I suppose you can see and I thought I'd tell you about it. First , I am very pleased with it, I'm very much enjoying my return to oils; the rich, creamy textures are so fun to work with!
At first glace, this piece is simplistic, two figures against a dark background. It is that, and it's much more than that, just like love. In many ways, love is very simple; there are people (or perhaps a person) you love, there are other people you don't. And you generally don't have a hard time knowing the difference. There are usually only a handful of people in this world that one truly loves, and I mean Love with a capital "L". You know, that all encompassing affection, affection and protection, the ride or die, the knowledge that you'd willingly walk into a firely inferno or face a den of vipers to save that person, and the knowledge that they'd do the same for you.
I have been lucky enough to find that kind of love. Those that follow me, my work and my life know all about it. It's a wonderful thing! This painting represents that kind of love. Even through the darkest of days, we're there, together, standing almost as one, and even in that darkness, our love strengthens and guides us, providing a warm glow to see us through (hence the brightness of the figures). If you've found that kind of love, you know what I mean. If you haven't, I hope you do, because it truly is a beautiful thing.