When I started to paint this dog-lady, I immediately felt sad. Don't know why, just came over me. And then when I tried to paint her eyes, the paint would not stick, litterally! It might sound weird, but I asked her in my head, what do you want to say? "I dare not let me see," I got back in response. "People get me wrong, they think I'm bad and agressive but I am not. Ok I said, let me paint you as you really are. Then her eyes emerged and suddenly I felt some relief and I even saw a little smile appearing in her face.
This left me with the feeling that how angry or clumsy we can express ourselves sometimes, deep inside is usually a delicate little soul that wants to be seen. Ultimately, it is our actions and not our intentions that count, but let's try to give each other the benefit of the doubt.
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm 2x2"inch