It’s All Love #art

Jill Joy - Its All Love - oil and metal leaf on canvas - 60x48 -2013

Jill Joy – Its All Love – oil and metal leaf on canvas – 60×48″ -2013 – Sold

This painting was inspired by my continued quest to acknowledge love where it exists and to surrender to its power to transform and liberate me. It was painted while I listened to Madness by Muse. While this piece is about human love, it’s also about the aspect of divine love that exists within human love. Divine love – unyielding, unchanging, all powerful.

I grew up fairly emotionally isolated – my father left our family when I was 9 and my mom was a single working mother struggling with alcoholism.

Jill Joy - Studio View - Nov 2013 - "It's All Love" and "No Dark Without The Light" - New Avaialble Work

Jill Joy – Studio View – Nov 2013 – “It’s All Love” and “No Dark Without The Light” – New Work

I learned to be independent but possibly to a fault. Without realizing it I learned to push love away in an effort to protect myself by maintaining my independence. This painting is part of my journey to letting love in when and where it truly exists, not always easy for me to discern.

I lived with this painting for a while in my studio apartment once it was completed. It was an intense experience. I felt like I was in the presence of that demanding, transformative power that Love is. The heavy texture with the metal leaf combined to make the painting a living, breathing, ever-changing experience as the light played across as the sun moved across the sky each day.

It was purchased yesterday by one of my best clients. I was blown away that she could connect with and appreciate such an vital and intense painting. I am grateful it has found an appreciative new home.

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4 thoughts on “It’s All Love #art

    • Thanks J. Just happened yesterday. I feel this is a seminal piece for me. I’m so pleased to be supported by such a faithful collector. It’s a great comfort to me as I continue to work on sustainability.

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