If we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies
About this artwork
I am a yoga teacher as well as an artist, so this particular posture appeals to me in the fact that I find it visually pleasing, and I can also appreciate the difficulty of the pose. This pose is not accessible by most and is a most impressive version of Candle Pose - also known as Queen Pose. As I am all about female empowerment I love to see beautiful and powerful form in women. I was struck by the almost crossbow look of the pose and wanted to translate this into colour. I have used a bright red to define most of the form - this bounces off the bluey purple and dark green background, creating a strong contrast. I have developed my style using contemporary art techniques such as expressionism and pop art. The resultant painting is a wonderful reflection of feminine strength. Named after an Emily Dickinson poem, Dickinson refers to heroism and choosing to be strong.
This painting is painted using high quality artist acrylic paints and mediums from Matisse, Golden, and Liquitex Professional Spray Paint. The painting is finished with a high gloss oil based Matisse Varnish which gives the surface of the painting a beautiful, expressive, high-gloss finish. As with most of my paintings I personally mount it on an "inbuilt" frame and then paint the painting as the frame and board as one unit. The painting is fitted with a wire and two D rings and is ready to hang. The painting mount is made of wood and can be subject to environmental influences such as humidity which may create short term movement in the board - hence my recommendation to hang the painting directly to the wall on the D-rings.