Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
This is the next painting in my 1989 collection, inspired by the album by Taylor Swift, and the Ryan Adams' cover version.
This painting takes on a surrealist style to illustrate a line from my journal where I wrote “I built a nest in my heart but the bird left long ago.” The same rings true in the song. “Had me in the palm of your hand...” The blue skies you thought you saw out there were an umbrella I made to protect us from the storms. The love you thought you wanted was right here all along. You left because you thought the storms were in me, but the storms go wherever you go. All you had to do was stay, for one more day, and the day after that and the day after that. I remember when you lost that umbrella with the clouds on the subway. We borrowed another from the hotel lobby and you left it on the streets of New York. No matter how many umbrellas I found for your storms, you still thought the blue skies were somewhere out there. Where are your blue skies now? “It could have been easy, all you had to do was stay.”
Keywords: bird, umbrella, taylor, Taylor swift, white dress, swift, blue skies, cloud, 1989, gray, all you had to do was stay