corantine paintings :: day nineteen .
a good feeling
these last few days i've been like daniel striped tiger. my inner feelings have leapt out and are wanting to lead the way. creating these pieces every single day can be exhausting as i put all of my heart into each one. it's an emotional strain; in addition to being "locked up" for almost a month now. due to my perfectionist nature, the whole process - creating the concept, drawing, painting, filming, photographing, editing.. the social media posts - takes between 8 to 12 hours of my day.
i was watching episodes of 'mr. roger's neighborhood' while painting this piece, it was soothing, to say the least. one of the things that stuck with me was the pacing, the space. there was no rushing through, no fast edits. fred just allowed time to move slowly through each segment. i found it easier to breathe while the show was on, it was easier to live in the painting and take my time. and his open nature when speaking about feelings was refreshing, uplifting. for the first time in a long time i felt okay with just being who i am, bleeding emotions and all. .
initially, i wanted to create this piece to talk about his now famed quote, the one regarding what his mother said to him, but something else was born. so, i think it best to leave it at that. and perhaps another painting of fred will be born in the coming weeks. be well, and be okay with who you are. .
- cory basil
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