Oil Painting is an emotional release

Painting is cathartic for me.

I get out some dark emotions.

I am always surprised to step back and see beauty from emotions that aren't pretty and are sometimes painful.

There is beauty from ashes.

"...to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair..." -Isaiah 61:3