Dark days / Donkere dagen
Oil on canvas on board
Signed l.r. jan. 2022 and on the back
50 x 40 cm (60 x 50 cm incl. frame).
€ 95,- incl. frame & CoA.
Since October 2021 I have lived through some dark days. An auto-immune disease (dermatomyositis) struck me, which drained all my energy, made me lose a lot of weight and really made me feel weak. Whether it was due to an allergy to corona antibodies (I was vaccinated and caught corona as well) or something else, I don’t know. The treatment – with very high doses of prednison – presented me with lots of uncomfortable side-effects that almost prevented me from feeling any improvement. Of course prednison only suppresses symptoms so by now I am lowering the doses slowly but surely in order to find out whether my body will take over again, letting me experience any improvement at all. At this moment (spring ’22) it seems so, and I hope this will be sustained.
I wanted to express my fear, loneliness and dreariness on canvas, which was very difficult as one of the side effects is trembling and shaking ++ !! I didn’t know what to paint and I just let it happen … and this is the one that developed. Quite dark indeed, but I’m glad some light manifested itself as well.
I painted this one rather quickly – wet-in-wet. And this painting is closely related to ‘Explosion‘.