Out Loud

Out Loud

Mixed media on canvas panel, 2016

I finished this painting today, and I love how it turned out. Some paintings can be a bit of a struggle, but this one just flowed. As soon as I had done the background, I saw the shape of an elephant and knew that she would be the focus of this piece. I’m always a bit anxious when I sit down to paint something that I want to look semi-realistic, but she came out well and I really enjoyed painting her.

This painting speaks to me of joy, of living life on your own terms, walking through life as your authentic self, and speaking your truth—living your life out loud and in full color.

Elephants symbolize strength, pride, wisdom, confidence, and determination, as well as happiness and good luck.

May we all move through our lives with more confidence and joy!

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