10 November 2020

sisters of mercy on election day


Evening Prayer Brunswick Heads, 3 November, 2020 oil on canvas board, 30 X 25 cm 

These two paintings were done back to back though I am not sure which one was made first, probably the one below. Now I realise they were done on election day in America though from the future here in Australian Sydney Time. I was feeling deeply apprehensive about Trump being re-elected and it clouded my otherwise lovely feelings for the sky. But they came quickly with a deliberate confidence unlike the cloudy uncertainty of Joe Biden's transition to power. 

When I feel under the weather, I can easily forget that many, many other people feel anxiety in this time of Trump. 

And these are times of great uncertainty in so many ways. I feel grateful that my small life only seems to concern itself with the uncertainty in the making of a painting because I have developed a new hope that my arrival at this task is possible. I have finally learned after all these years that the struggle is the pleasure. This cannot be said for those living under the roof of uncertainty and fear in Trump's America.


Evening Prayer Brunswick Heads,  3 November, 2020, oil on canvas board, 30 X 25

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