What is your emotional response looking at this painting?
Scientists have linked gratitude to health benefits such as lower blood pressure and reduced stress. One study found that participants who practiced gratitude experienced increased positive emotions and psychological well-being over time. Gratitude led to higher levels of positive emotions. Studies show that expressing gratitude and practicing gratitude are related to increased happiness, better sleep, reduced pain, and less stress. The Gratitude fluid painting embodies the artist's gratitude for the beauty of life on earth: it is a beautiful reminder that our lives are full of blessings to be counted, and considered with a wealth of positive emotions. The artist hopes that you feel this gratitude when looking at the piece, and it contributes in its own way to your own happiness. The Gratitude painting provides a timeless way to properly frame and contemplate your grateful thoughts, not only helps a person feel thankful but also include them as part of the feeling of gratitude. It is not just the creator of the painting who feels thankful (as with many other gratitude exercises); in this case the individual who keeps the painting is able to experience gratitude too.
To portray gratitude I used color psychology and color therapy. Pink is a colour that reminds individuals to celebrate their life and count their blessings. The intention of this abstract painting is to instil positive emotions through colour, being grateful for the bad and the good.
This painting was finished with a triple layer of resin.
90x60cm on deep panel wood