This piece, Beneath is my first oil painting. I used extreme colors to bring out the contrast between the “surface” and “beneath”. Usually the surface we see is not the truth. We will have to tear open the skin and flesh, look inside the bones, in order to see what the heart really looks like. Even if the heart is already bleeding, people won’t notice as long as your skin is intact.
Junyue Ma is a sophomore at Miss Porter’s School from Beijing, China. She started painting when she was a kid, and painting has become the best way to express herself and relax. She loves to share her work with other people so that more people can appreciate the power of painting. She looks forward to sharing more work in Blue Marble Review!