How are YOU holding up post-election? I’ve been feeling the deep feels, and I needed to paint it out.
Here’s a step-by-step peek into the studio as I paint “America.” May she be a bit of medicine for you, too.
Progress as the underpainting gets filled in, then the lips, hair, and eye. I used oils for the face and acrylic for the hair and tears…
These aren’t little tears. These are RIVERS of tears! Obviously this was pretty cathartic to paint.
The heart broke so wide open that the cosmos shines through it. It reminds us – it’s the heartbreak that lets in the light, that activates us, that wakes us up and makes us more true.
Here’s the spirit of America as I feel her, right now. Weeping rivers of tears, broken-hearted, but eyes wide open, looking forward.
And a bonus! Here’s a speedy video as I paint “America.”
I’d love to hear how you’re holding up, and what’s keeping you sane and hopeful during these trying times. Wishing you strength and love!
♥ ~ Meghan Oona