"Come to Your River" - acrylic on cradled wood panel, 11 x 14. Ready to hang. Available Feb 20-21 at Artistic Souls Gallery.
Come to your river I will come to your river I will come to your river Come to your river (Wash my soul) I will come to your river (Wash my soul) I will come to your river Wash my soul again
Carry away my dead leaves Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters Sink my pains and complains Let the river take them, river drown them My ego and my blame Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters Those all means are so ashamed Let the river take them, river drown them - IBEYI
Come to Your River
The inspiration for capturing emotion often begins with a song. This song sits in the cradle of my emotional anchor and undulates like waves. Let the river drown my "pains and complains..my ego and my blame." oh yes, yes please.
About the art: beginning with a black gesso'd background and working from dark to light. A colored pencil scribble sketch, layers of watery paint in light washes. Resisting the desire to overly define, allowing color to speak a story and dark shapes to define the features.