Emotions in Art – Painting Sadness – A Visual Diary


Never Tell - Hand Painted Original on Canvas

Never Tell – Hand Painted Original on Canvas

I’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.
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2 thoughts on “Emotions in Art – Painting Sadness – A Visual Diary

  1. love your post. emotions are the main driver for painters. in a way art painting for painters is a way to share feelings and emotions; to unload them to the canvas as the way to release pressure and to not explode. as you said, in you life you don’t share emotions with friends and family, but it seems to me you share it with the canvas 🙂

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I totally agree with you, painting is our way of sharing feelings and emotions so as not to explode! Very well said! 🙂

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