I usually paint on the emotions I have, and I wondered if I could use painting to embrace new more productive emotions to help me conquer my problems. I focused on Empowerment, hoping to feel stronger on completion.
With this painting I feel I am finding the strength to own the title!
I am strong! I will survive this! The day is coming that I can claim my life, and live happily with my family.
In the face of the onslaught that tries to take over me once again – I will stand up and defend myself. I am growing the strength I need to push back, and hold my own.
These paintings are helping me understand that my PTSD doesn’t have to rule me, that I can feel better if I want to!
Painted in acrylics on ½ inch thick chip board. I love the effect this wood gives to the paintings. No pre-planning – Using only my brushes to manipulate the paint, I let my feeling and focus lead the colours and movements that created this piece.