This Yellow in Play oil painting is a true depiction of what childhood is all about.
This painting is the second one in my series of mini artworks, the Pretty Little Me oil painting being the first. I find it fascinating that children are mesmerized by balloons. They can play for hours on end! When I think of balloons, I think contagious laughter and of course little faces that are lit up! So, when I painted this little gem, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of joy. As I formed the curves of the balloons, I couldn’t help but smile. I felt the wind on my face. I saw the ribbons fly in the wind, dancing with the balloons. And what did I feel? What did I feel inside? I felt free. I was, free. As we grow older we sometimes lose that sense of freedom. I know I did. But you know what? I gained it back with my painting. With every bold stroke of my palette knife, I get closer and closer to feeling and owning the freedom that was gifted to me when I was born. And so, I’m creating mini reminders for you to let go and give in. Give in to that longing to just be. Nothing more and nothing less. Just be still and feel the breeze upon your face.
Let go and let the yellow, play.
If you’d like your own version of childhood memories or feelings captured on canvas, feel free to let me know. But for now, enjoy this little gem. I enjoyed every bit of creating her. These paintings are best suited in little ones’ rooms or even on your desk at work to remind you to take a deep breathe IN and then EXHALE.