Saturday, July 24, 2010

WHEN YOU RETURN TO THAT PLACE OF LOSS

Saturday I woke up and felt off. Something sad going on. Unsure why. Worry, sadness, whatever. The title came to be first and then the colors.

When You Return to That Place of Loss
(1/2 sheet Arches 140# paper, fluid acrylics)
Unfinished. I know it has farther to go...



7 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, aren't we lucky to be artists and be able to express our feelings through lines and colors.
I wish you a happier waking up tomorrow

Carol King said...

very beautiful Rhonda. I wake up a lot like that. (Really)

I'm glad you were able to make it work for you instead of not doing anything.

Vicki Greene said...

It has a good "feel" to it and the colors are very nice.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane, Carol, and Vicki for comments on this one. I know it's hard to critique - it's abstracted but it still needs the good composition rules applied: some interesting darks here and there, some real shapes in the misty parts, etc. I'll let it tell me what it needs - if it's talking!

Ann Buckner said...

I like this so much and the title too.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Oh yes. I know of what you speak. And now that you've put these feelings to paper, it will speak to you over time. One of the beauties of creating art - each piece has a voice, all we need do is listen :)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Ann. I'm thinking of using some collage bits in little places to add to this - I have some things laid out and they look pretty good so far...

Pam, I think all of us have that lingering sadness at times and you're right - what a gift to be able to express that in paper/canvas and paint!