St. Francis Contemplating a Skull
Francisco de Zurbaran
I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to paint at first but something was nagging at me. Finally, I had a clear image in my head. The painting above was an influence as well as other things that drive me. This girl is no one I know but someone that I can feel for. She came to life on the canvas and spoke of sadness but hope of moving on. Mourning over the loss of a loved one, but finally moving on too. Where memories stay vividly alive in sorrow, but also where you can start living life again.
Acrylic on stretched canvas