I’ve been working on this piece for a while, and it feels great to share it. I had this idea of a dramatic swash of paint across the page, but I didn’t like the first version. So, I used a technique that Yves Leterme taught me a few years ago – paint over it with gesso.
I left the gesso a little transparent and let that original mistake turn into something that gave the next version depth and interest. I decided on the quote after I had created the background, and I’m quite pleased with the moodiness and emotion it conveys.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.
– Maya Angelou