Saturday, 28 February 2009

Painting therapy

















As many of you know, I have been through the most traumatic time of my life this last week or so. My son is home now and I feel so blessed to have him home with is young family. It continues to be a very worrying time and i believe it will be like this for a long time. Today I have spent time at home alone and apart from cooking i wanted to try and channel myself into something creative and therapuetic. I felt the need to paint and no direction other than where the paint would take me. I chose mixes of watercolours and a little of acrylics and painted these two small paintings on watercolour paper.
I found it very calming and felt good that i decided to fight myself against not having anything creative in my mind to start with and just let the brush and the paint do their own thing.
Anyway here is the result.

12 comments:

Genie said...

Hi June
glad your son is home, i know how you must be feeling, my youngest daughter, has been quite poorly for the last 18months,
I cope with my own Art Therapy,
Take care
Jeanxx

Faye said...

June, these works are really gorgeous in their designs and colors. I especially like the light and dark contrasts of the top one, and I like the color combination in the bottom one.

I'm happy your son is home and will say a prayer for his complete recovery.

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

beautiful artwork !! . I 'm sorry for what happened to your son. I hope he will be in a good health now.

MayJay said...

Oh June, i am so sorry about your son. I have been too busy to be on here much this past week and have just read your news. That must have been a dreadful shock to you and your family.I am glad to hear he is recovering now.You just don't expect things like that at his age.You and your son will be in my thoughts and prayers. i will try to keep up with your news from now on.
Your paintings are lovely, by the way.
God Bless you, my dear friend.
Hugs and Love, Mayxxx

twiggypeasticks said...

Hello there
thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. I'm so sorry to hear about your son, sending big hugs to you and all your family. your work is fantastic and I hope it provides you with some respite. Sending big cyber hugs your way.
Twiggy x

Genie Sea said...

Love the colors in these pieces. The face is so full of emotion and determination!

Art is such a therapeutic release! Thank you for sharing it with us.

I am sending you all prayers for strength, health and a speedy return to normalcy. :)

Steph said...

June, your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Art and crafts are such a wonderful therapy. I too have needed my crafts these past few months as I lost my beloved father 6 weeks ago and am devastated. I am thinking of you and your family xxx

torpenhow07 said...

June love your pictures, they are so different and yet both equally powerful. Crafting is such good thereapy for so many different things. So glad you are finding it theaputic too
I am continuing to pray for you all,
sending you hugs my friend

Stempelchaotin said...

Hi my dear June,

Your painting is fantastic. Brilliant design.
Art is a fantastic therapy.
I send all my prayers to you and your son and family.
My thoughts are by you. Hugs.

Julie said...

June, your art is fantastic. I'm so sorry to hear about your son, but relieved for you that he is back home. I hope he has a speedy return to good health. Sending hugs to you.
Julie x

Lottie said...

These are so beautiful

Wonderful news that your son in at home and hope that he continues to make a good recovery

Lottie said...

These are so beautiful

Wonderful news that your son in at home and hope that he continues to make a good recovery