increasing or reviving after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.
Due to the pandemic I decided to stay home and quarantine as much as I can since March. All events were canceled and I decided to turn a spare bedroom into my studio instead of leasing a commercial space. My daughter stays home and goes to school remotely. Life has been pretty secluded. I miss people! I miss all of the art shows I used to attend, I miss connecting with people and sharing our stories. I used to travel all the time and was constantly on the go but now staying home has caused me to slow down and reflect on what I want out of life. Essentially I’ve been laying low and rethinking everything. This is what inspired me to create this piece: Resurgence.
I started with the outline. A simple, quick sketch using a paint marker. I don’t include every detail because I like to add all the details when I’m actually painting. I try not to spend too much time in the sketching phase because the main objective is just making sure the proportions are correct.