Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Emotions in Art - Painting Sadness - A Visual Diary - by Laura Carter


abstract palette textured acrylic paintingI've been asked what inspires me to paint and while I struggle to come up with the obvious answers like my surroundings, the beauty of nature, my love of life what truly drives me to paint are my emotions. Sometimes the more emotional or stressed out I am the better the painting turns out. It seems I'm painting sadness. I have had more than a few people tell me that my artwork is packed with emotion. I guess I wear my heart on my sleeve; at least when it comes to painting. In life I keep my emotions to myself on the most part. I don't share my inner pain with friends or family or even my spouse. Maybe from an artistic point of view that is a good thing. For my aching soul it's a terribly lonely feeling. When I paint from an emotional frame of mind the end product is so drenched in sadness I don't think I could honestly call much of my art therapeutic. Mostly it's a visual diary to the ups and downs of my life. A life filled with love and betrayal, struggles that reach beyond just the financial burden I often face. When someone buys a piece of my art they are truly buying a piece of my soul, my very own visual diary.
My art can also be found at http://lauracarteroriginals.indiemade.com you will find links to all the online galleries I currently sell on.
http://lauracarteroriginals.indiemade.com

2 comments:

  1. :) ...
    "...every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas reveals himself. The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul" ~ From 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'/Oscar Wilde

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  2. Thanks for that quote Nour, it is really interesting! Also thanks for the follow! : )

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