Large Original Signed Acrylic On Stretched Canvas 'The Should''
Dimensions: Length: 76.2cm Height: 50.8 cm x Depth: 1.8 cm
'The Should' Painting by Lisa Jo Skelly, 2020
This is an original signed acrylic painting on stretched canvas. I use only vegan friendly art supplies when I paint. (Watermarks are not on the actual painting). The painting is signed on the edge and again on the back of the canvas along with the name of the piece and the year it was created. I also include a certificate of authenticity with the piece.
This painting could mean different things to different people. For me, it explores the rich, colourful inner world of an introvert. The introverted way of indulging in simplicity, blooming and growing in the quiet spaces and drawing inspiration from within. In contrast, the painting also shows the looming pressures of society and the 'should'- the feeling that we 'should' be sacrificing a part of our solitary nature and tolerating the anxiety that comes from placing ourselves in busy, loud spaces, in an attempt fit in to, what often feels like, an extroverted society.
I have used a mix of matt and metallic paints to create this work to give the painting a glow and shimmer when it hits the light. I use a mix of smooth brush strokes and textured stokes to illustrate the emotion of the piece.