Wednesday, 29 February 2012
“Agonized” is one of my most recent works. I was very enthusiastic to wrap up with it, especially because I was eager to see the end result myself. I’m so glad it has been receiving so much appreciation, particularly because the “emotional cry out” of the work spell bound me the minute I laid eyes on the original picture.
I believe the painting speaks for itself; or rather “cries out” for itself, though a synopsis of my experience with the work would not be such a bad idea, so here goes;
The reference picture, though horrifying for many, was quite a delightful surprise for me and the desire of capturing the “cry out” in the painting pulled me out of my cozy bed at midnight. I worked on the painting till dawn, until I was happy with my progress, only to realize that I would be looking quite similar to the woman in “Agonized” the next morning at work. Nevertheless, I was done with the painting in the next few days and eagerly uploaded it on Redbubble, hoping for a good feedback.
As I mentioned earlier, I was more than elated to get such positive feedback, especially because I feel that everyone can connect with the painting in real life. I’m sure you’ve faced a time in your life where you felt like pulling the trigger on the person in front of you or just jumping off a cliff! I know I did quite a few times.
Hope you guys enjoy the write up and the painting. Let me know. *hug*