"Prisoner Of Past Mistakes" Oils 2016
I have completed this painting. Mostly happy with it. I have increased the texture and colors of the ribbons holding them prisoner. I wanted more focus on the figure so by toning down the ribbons, it brought it more to the center of interest.
The mistakes we make in the past can hold us back and/or keep us trapped. But the bonds are made of ribbon, easily broken if an effort is made. Some break with time, some break with effort. The limitations they cause are ones that can be overcome, but we do not always recognize that.