love will come
and when love comes
love will hold you
love will call your name
and you will melt
sometimes though
love will hurt you but
love will never mean to
love will play no games
cause love knows life
has been hard enough already

For my recent painting, I was in the mood to try something new with my brush technique. Not many people are privy to this knowledge but when I paint, I like to dance along to whatever I’m listening to! I guess you can say my process is a very multi-modal one. I also made a vibe-y playlist to paint to, and worked with the intention of creating something that blended seamlessly from one section to the next. I was too excited to share this with you so here it is below. I drew my inspiration from a poem by Rupi Kaur. Her collection of poems titled Milk and Honey struck something tender in me, and it was so good I could barely keep my eyes off the pages! However, there were moments where it was too heavy that I needed a break from it. Overall, an amazing read and I highly recommend it.

I was excited to try using the color orange. I don’t know if these photos are color-corrected enough (maybe not. I will take better photos in the daytime). Orange and blue for obvious reasons–that they complement each other perfectly. They exist in such harmonious balance with no effort required.

I think the best parts of the piece are the areas where the two colors meet. It’s like they’re figuring out ways to get together and combine to form something amorphous and new. Like I almost want to know the story of what goes on in between. And oh, yes. One is not lost to the other–no. True to form, they make each other more exponentially meaningful in combination.




Companion (2016). 30″x30″. Acrylic on canvas.

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