I asked myself, what does confidence look like? It is forthright, assertive, unassuming, secure, but with some flair. I set about painting the idea of confidence, and this is what it looks (and feels) like to me.
It is an interesting challenge to visually sum up the essence of a month or time period without any representational images. In this painting you can see what July feels like to me, full of sun and water, periwinkle hydrangeas, marshmallows, ice cubes, bubbles, long days, cool evenings with dazzling night skies and fireflies, with lots of overlapping, joyful, restful activity.
This textural piece in oil catches the spirit of the happy coincidence. Paint was applied over time to created a layered feeling both literal and figurative to illustrate the meaning of serendipity– the development of events in a beneficial way.