This piece is born of several months of thought, paint and gazing. Perhaps it is my age, but it seems that I am acutely aware of so much sadness and suffering in the world and locally now…my work reflects this for me. I am hopeful despite all of what surrounds me in the world. Art relies heavily on symbolism to communicate and through the years mine has involved figures,animals and fish to relay my thoughts in my work.
My art has taken a different path as of late, it is familiar, but also new to me, and feels right for now. I have always wrestled with my art, sometimes brutally, sometimes lovingly, and often I have compensated my thoughts and feelings for what someone has said or requested of me. I have made a conscious effort as of late to paint only what is true to me, what represents my inner thoughts and reflections after all that is really all I can be truthful about. I am at the age of realizing life is short, if I am not honest with myself then I am leaving only something of very little value when I leave.
I wish everyone a peaceful, love-filled,truthful, and prosperous New Year!
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absolutely gorgeous awesome piece. and i love the honesty of your sharing. i, too, have struggled of late with life and my art-making…..and what you said, about painting what is True For You. Yes, easier said than done to be sure, but really, what other path is there? Thank you for inspiring me with your art and sharings.
Thank you Joanie! The struggles are what constitute the beauty in art. Thank YOU For Reading My blog!! All my best!!!
i feel much the same. life is shorter everyday but one has to remain hopeful and live in the moment i think.
Yes! Thank you for reading my blog!!!
there is a prevailing darkness in all your work. a contemplative life can’t help but be expressed when creating a painting or any art object.
Thank you Marilyn! A solitary life certainly gives one the time and space to have a better introspective view!
very true and creating requires solitude. at least it does for me. marilyn
An exceptionally beautiful painting following many other thoughtful, wonderful pieces of work.
Thank you so much for reading my blog and your kind words!
This was very inspiring to read. I am heartened by your vow to paint only what is true to you. It is easy to veer from that path, for many reasons. It may even be hard, sometimes, to be clear about what that means. But without the attempt, we are in danger of pleasing others at the expense of having our own hearts go unrepresented.
Yes indeed! Thank you Carol!!!