It happens often when I paint. Current events near and far affect the final outcome of the painting; regardless of what my original thought might have been. After reflecting upon the result, I knew that this image had manifested from a photograph in news that had affected me more than I imagined. It depicted true sadness and grace in the face of unspeakable tragedy. In a world where the lines of dignity and truth have been conveniently blurred, it's a bittersweet rarity when the "tears" of a "Queen" appear as genuine as the grief of those who she is comforting.
golden acrylic paints canvas