'Freedom Is A State Of Mind'
Acrylics on pine plywood
Let's start by saying that I obviously don't think real freedom is a state of mind. But you know... it's a phrase we hear, sometimes we even say. As westerners we do have a lot of freedom in life, yet sometimes we still feel stuck where we are, caught in chains we can't physically see even though their existence is undeniable. It is then for us to free ourselves from these chains that we put ourselves on, and try to live the life we were meant to, as much as we can. And while we're at it, we might as well dance through it :) This painting has been a huge challenge, and even if I still want to share with you every part of my exploration, I can easily state that I am not fully happy with the result. I tried very hard to make it the way I wanted but it didn't work and now I know exactly why: the sketch was wrong. Again! You live and you learn, they say... Also I wanted to try something different with the highlights, something quite bold actually, and more abstract: I wanted the highlights to be of a darker colour than most of the shadows, to create a weird contrast. Well I ended up having to turn it lighter because it didn't work out. At the end I don't totally dislike the composition, but I'll be curious to see if, I was to start the whole painting again, what it would be like with an accurate drawing and a proper lighting. But for now, 'Freedom Is A State Of Mind' will stay just the way it is.
Thanks everyone for you interest in my paintings!
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