One of my best friends of almost ten years recently committed suicide.
I went home for a week to spend time with my friends afterwards. Upon being home one of my friends told me that The Old Guitarist by Picasso was one of his favorite paintings.
The Old Guitarist
My first instinct was to promise to paint it for him when I returned. So upon returning to Ontario I began painting it. As I was painting it I started reading about it and discovered that Picasso painted it in his Blue Period, which he fell into after his friend committed suicide. I then painted it with all the sadness and grief I was feeling and love that was lost in my entire being. And I ended up with this:
Replica of The Old Guitarist
I am still shocked at what came out of me. I then decided that I would have a Blue Period of my own. Ever since I came back I have not been able to put down a paintbrush. It is the only thing that calms me. I haven't had to paint like this in years.
I have started an original blue painting. It's already beautiful. I will post it as soon as I am done.
I hope you all have been having a better time than I am. Always remember to tell your loved ones that you care.