Title: Jazzy Nights – Reframing the past
Description: Re-framing the past. The 2nd painting in the series ‘‘The Psychology Behind A Little Red Car ‘. When you go back to the past and review it with the knowledge, understanding, wisdom and experience you have gained today, things will look different than they did back then. These new views enable you to see the past in a new frame..
Material: Acrylic paint on canvas
Artist: Wendy-lee Pinas © Soulvisiondesigns
Date: 11 November – 4 December 2017
Category: ‘The Psychology Behind A Little Red Car ‘, Positivity, Ambiance, Seasons, Rain, Storytelling
Theme: ‘The Psychology Behind A Little Red Car ‘.
Do you know the phenomenon when for example you wanna buy a red car and suddenly it’s like you see them everywhere? Focus multiplies. Same goes up for positivity and negativity, which is the psychology behind the little red car in this series.
Part of a series: ‘The Psychology Behind A Little Red Car ‘.
Technique: 3D with a pallet knife and brushes
Dimensions: Height 60 cm, Wide 80 cm, Depth 1 cm (24 x 31,5 x 0,4 inches)
Weight: Light <2kg
Website: Soulvisiondesigns.nl & WLP Soulvisiondesigns Art Gallery
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The story behind ‘Jazzy Nights – Reframing the Past’
‘Jazzy Nights – Re-framing the Past’ is the 2nd painting in the theme series ‘The Psychology Behind A Little Red Car ‘.
“Do you know the phenomenon when for example you wanna buy a red car and suddenly it’s like you see them everywhere? Focus multiplies. Same goes up for positivity and negativity, which is the psychology behind the little red car in this series”.
Framing is the thought process people use to define a situation and decide how they are going to deal with it. Cognitive reframing is a psychological technique that consists of identifying and then disputing irrational or maladaptive thoughts. Reframing is a way of viewing and experiencing events, ideas, concepts and emotions to find more positive alternatives.
The idea behind ‘Jazzy Nights – Reframing the Past’ was to visualize the re-framing of perspectives, developing and/or replacing old perspectives with new perspectives, visions and ideas. Once you start that process, it multiplies, just like with the red car phenomenon.
I choose the twenties look and feel (old-fashioned red car, jazz band, etc) to symbolize old times, the past.
‘Jazzy Nights’ also refers to the nights i have been working on this painting while listening to Jazz music and the emotions i felt, the learning process and the insights i got during the process.
The old-fashioned red car from the past represents the memories, experiences, life lessons and perspectives you took with you to the future.
The little red car from the present represents the knowledge, wisdom, experience, insights, life lessons and new perspectives you have gained over the years, It enters the past to look at it from the new perspectives and is also looking for other red cars* while driving back into the past that might have been overlooked before.
* To me the little red car is like Yin and Yang. Or like a crossroad where u have the choice to pick a direction. Personally i associate the little red car to the positive, but it works both ways based on your choice or mood, positive or negative.
The vehicles (horse and carriage, old fashioned car, new car) also represent development, innovation and progress. You can study and learn from the past to make improvements to the future, adjust or replace old understandings, idea’s and visions with new ones and place them into a new frame.
A message from the unconscious
The idea behind ‘Jazzy Nights – Reframing the Past’ was to visualize the re-framing of perspectives, which was exactly what happened during the process.
When you go back to the past and review it with the knowledge, understanding, wisdom and experience you have gained today, things will look different than they did back then. These new views enable you to see the past in a new frame.
The things i was painting were fictional and not directly related to my personal life, so i wondered why this painting emotionally hit me so much.
I realized that while i was trying to portray the process of reframing on canvas, i was applying it on my own life at the same time.
Painting this painting became like a journey inside, a trip down memory lane, an emotional roller-coaster, a reflection of the unconscious and conversation with the conscious, a true learning experience and therapeutic session.
Besides expressing a vision to the outside, painting can also be a message to or from the inside, an interaction between the unconscious and the conscious, a notification to yourself, your state of mind or where you stand in life.
So mainly out of curiosity, i decided to find the symbolic meaning of the things i painted, of the colors i used and the choices i made, to analyze the message of the unconscious to see what it would tell me and what i could learn from that.
The outcome was quite interesting and brought me .. you may have already guessed it .. indeed, new perspectives 🙂
To show you how a painting sometimes can be so much more than just a painting or a nice picture, i ‘ve decided to share a compressed version of the symbolic meaning of the subjects and colors (as the expanded in depth analysis i made is 12 pages long)
See it as experiencing a painting from a different point of view or a re-framed perspective 🙂
Rain is a positive symbol, it means a solution to a particular problem has been found, problems or sorrows will soon disappear. Rain also means fertility.
Water symbolizes your unconscious and your emotional state of mind. Water is the living essence of the psyche and the flow of life energy. It is also the symbol of spirituality, knowledge, healing and refreshment.
Reflection represents your true self, it is time to look inside. The reflection can reveal both your defects and positive properties. Learn from your mistakes and how to improve on them and at the same time appreciate your good qualities. As an alternative, your own reflection could also indicate how you want others to see you.
Fog is covering certain things. Our unconscious resides in the fog. The fog is often a big block because we can not see what is in front of us. It therefore symbolizes inner obstacles and inhibitions. When the mist rises, we become aware of the repressed memories, otherwise we will not.
A building stands for both the body and the self. How high you are in the building is a sign of increasing awareness and intellect. If you are in the lower parts of the building, this is a reference to a more primitive attitude and sexuality.
An open door means willingness to accept new ideas and concepts. In particular, to see a light behind it suggests that you are moving towards greater enlightenment and spirituality.
A room represents a certain aspect of yourself or a certain relationship.
A window means that you do a number of soul searches and look inside yourself.
A canopy symbolizes protection. You can also be elevated to a prominent position.
A balcony tells you about openness and honesty and the feeling that you can do everything in life, the feeling of success. The balcony is a broadening of your true heart, your true feeling that is looking to express itself and to step outside in life.
People you do not know reveal hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront.
People without a face indicate that you are still looking for yourself and your own identity, or maybe you are unsure about how to judge people and their feelings. It can symbolize a desire to understand these people on a deeper level.
A waiter or waitress indicates that you are catering to the requirements of others rather than your own. You feel like you are waiting for someone with hands and feet and are not appreciated. A waiter suggests that you are in need of care and of feeling special. It can also be a pun that you must be patient and wait.
A couple symbolizes marriage, your parents, or a relationship. Consider what the couple are doing for extra clues about their meaning. It can point to something that is missing in your life.
An umbrella suggests that you raise a shield for your own emotions, and that you try to avoid your feelings. The umbrella is also a symbol of emotional security.
A band represents a sense of community and connection. It can also be a play on words and the need for cooperation and/or unity.
An orchestra represents inner integration and harmony. It also gives the resolution. Listening to music from an orchestra, indicates that your knowledge of humanity will prove that you are a much-loved person.
Music. Listening to harmonious and soothing music is a sign of prosperity, pleasure and the expression of your emotions in a positive way. Music serves to heal the soul.
Singing symbolizes joy, harmony and joy over a kind relationship. Other people are marred up by your positive attitude and cheerful character. Singing is a way to share, communicate and celebrate something.
A street symbolizes the life path. The state of the street reflects how much control you have over the direction of your life. Side streets refer to a need to explore and return to more traditional ways.
Lush green trees symbolizes new hope, growth and desires. It also means strength and stability. You are concentrating on your own self-development and individuation.
A horse represents a strong physical energy. You have to tame the wild forces.
An old-fashioned carriage suggests that your way of thinking may be too out of date or just out of date. The car is also a symbol of power and status.
A car shows your ambition, your drive and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another.
A lantern tells you about the light that you have found in your life or in a situation. Another explanation is that the lantern shows you the way, guides, supports and offers inspiration to find your goal.
A lamp symbolizes guidance, hope, inspiration, enlightenment and reassurance.
Light indicates a clear mind, ordinary understanding and insight. Light has been thrown on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth about a situation or an answer to a problem. A bright light indicates that you need to move in the direction of a higher level of awareness and feeling.
A glow symbolizes the lighting and a new light is shed on a situation. You have gained a fresh look and achieved a welcome understanding.
Symbolic meaning of the colors used
Symbolic meaning color blue – Emotions and properties
Emotions and qualities that are associated with (balanced) blue are: willpower, ideals, faith and trust in intuitive insight, a cooling and expanding atmosphere that inspires inspiration, peace and quiet and works against grind. Blue promotes communication and self-expression. Expanding the gaze, stimulating a sense of art and music.
Symbolic meaning color white
Addition of white makes a color lighter. It removes the intensity of a color. This is why white is associated with the stress-free. White is the color of the pure light, it is clear and free of blemishes, but white is also sterile (infertile). The lighter the color, the lighter the properties attributed to that color. White also stands for joy, celebration and is the liturgical color for large festivals such as Christmas, Easter, is used at baptism, marriage and sometimes at the funeral (joy, tenderness, love).
Symbolic meaning color orange – Emotion and properties
Emotions and qualities that are associated with (balanced) orange are energy, vitality, sexual power, joy, creativity, motivation, optimism and an overall sense of well-being. Strong resilience and resilience with disappointment and sadness. Living in the now, the need to express the vitality in creativity.
Orange – Yellow
Symbolic meaning color orange-yellow – Emotion and properties
Emotions and qualities that are associated with (balanced) orange-yellow are: success in everything that is undertaken. Development of feelings of warmth, love and compassion, which radiates to others.
Symbolic meaning color Red-orange – Emotion and properties
Red-orange is known as scarlet red. Emotions and properties that are associated with (balanced) red-orange are: using force and power in a way; to be an example for others. Red-orange (scarlet) is often associated with warmth, intensity and passion and is the color of sexuality, sensuality and desire.
Symbolic meaning color brown
The color brown is not used in all color psychological systems or color tests, as it is a mix of the three colors: red, yellow and blue. Characteristic of brown is a desire for the solid, everyday, the life of the ordinary citizen on the one hand. However, also aversion to the grind of life, the treadmill of existence, of everything that is mediocre and boring. One does not want to be part of the gray mass as an independent individual. Brown is the color of the earth on which man shapes his life. The person who has to work hard for a mostly scant existence. It is the robust worker who can be trusted. The person who is satisfied with what ordinary everyday life has to offer.
Symbolic meaning color red – Emotion and personality
Emotions and qualities that are associated with (balanced) red are strength, power, motivation, passion and ambition. Red is known as the color of love. Balanced red indicates natural leadership.
Symbolic meaning color green – Emotion and properties
Emotions and qualities that are associated with (balanced) green are: balance in the energy, feeling of satisfaction, optimistic, full of trust, peace and harmony in life. Green is connected with healing and hope and gives stability, direction, more kindness and faith.
Yellow – Green
Symbolic meaning color yellow-green – Emotions and properties
Yellow-green is also called light green. Emotions and personality traits that are associated with (balanced) yellow-green are: excited, motivated and happy feeling. Yellow-green gives a pleasant feeling of expectation, makes unbiased and creates clear thoughts, without negative thinking patterns. To be able to handle the feeling of the whole world.
Symbolic meaning color black
Addition of black makes a color darker. It obscures, attributes to the color. One sees the color meaning dark. Black is the color of darkness, of what the daylight can not see. It is not clear. Black is also associated with dark moods, with gloom, tension and fears.
Symbolic meaning color yellow – Emotions and properties
Emotions and personality traits that are associated with (balanced) Yellow are: logic, intellect, cheerfulness, freedom of action and being, outward and motivated. Being outward has a positive effect on inhibitions and the release of blocked psychic energy. Yellow confronts hidden fears, helps overcome obstacles, emotional blockages and improves personal development.