I sometimes tell my sons that they are Light-bringers, meaning that they bring me Light with a capital "L." My oldest son just has a happy aura and has been that way since the day he was born. My youngest son is musically gifted, and when he plays, I go to some other dimension where music is created.
My goal, as I've said in other product descriptions and in my blog, is to do what Oprah suggests in this quote. My art is all about Positivity. You will never see me post some dark and dismal painting like "The Nightmare," by Henry Fuseli. I only want to bring Light to the world.
On some of my darkest days, I didn't paint about how I was feeling, I painted about Hope and Light, and that helped bring me closer to the Light.
How do you bring Light to the world?
16 x 20" on birchwood cradleboard
The painting started with a layer of gesso followed by layers of gloss medium to provide texture for the sky and ground.
The textured piece behind the word, "Light," is made of fiber paste.
The word, "Light" was Photoshopped using pictures of leaves.
The large dragonfly is 3D and made of modeling paste with papers I made using a gelli plate. (See my blog for more details on how I use a gelli plate to create papers.)