Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fidelity's Key and Happy New Year

Fidelity's Key
I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future - the timelessness of the rocks and the hills - all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. ~ Andrew Wyeth

Happy New Year!

I'm back next week!

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  1. Ahh, those words. Andrew Wyeth - he could be my kin! His "Master Bedroom" is a favourite of mine.

    I too prefer the "loneliness" of autumn and winter.
    The slumber. The something within. Nothing is ever truly dead. There is always an energy. Hidden. Waiting.

    There is a touch of Wyeth in your beautifully haunting Fidelity, Charlene.

    To me, it looks as though she cradles a swan to her. I see the lovely river reeds at her back.
    Just as the swan symbolises love, grace and purity, the very name Fidelity reflects enduring faithfulness and loyalty.
    For whom does she pledge her troth? Will she keep herself locked away?
    Swans mate for life. Does Fidelity give herself, body and soul, to her one true love?

    Your works are richly woven stories in themselves, Charlene! Each can, and will, be interpreted differently by the viewer.
    I find a delicious fairytale in every piece you create.

    Wishing you a happy, creatively fulfilling 2014, dear Charlene xx

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    1. You have a way with words, Vicki. Thank you so much. Andrew Wyeth paintings are so hauntingly beautiful. That painting reflects a slice of life---a momentary feeling that encompasses an universal expression of need and desire. And of fidelity. Happy New Year!

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  2. A very happy New year, Charlene! Such nice details even on the back! : )

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    1. Happy New Year, Midori. Did you enjoy your mochi? ;) All my pieces are finished front/back/bottom. I just don't know when to stop!

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  3. Fidelity's Key is beautiful, I love her wistful, faraway expression as if her mind is already in flight. Wishing you a happy, healthy and successful 2014, Charlene!

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    1. Many wishes for a good and happy 2014, Mark. I look forward to visiting your blog and seeing what you are up to!

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  4. Fidelity is just fabulous and her expression - perfect. I want to walk up to her and learn all her quirks. And - the painted back -- such a wonderful surprise!
    Happy New Year to you -- hope it's a year filled with wonderment!

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    1. I love sneaking in a little painting that no one gets to see. A secret that I love to paint. Some pieces have a very large opening in the back that may have a little sculptural token that only the owner and gallery installer will know about when they go to hang the piece. Many happy returns for a year filled with paint splashes, mud and laughter, Judy!

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  5. Wish you a very nice year Charlene. Creative and positive, happy and beautiful :)
    Fidely is beautiful ! All these sweet details... amazing work, bravo.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ilona. Your kind words brighten my day. Happy Beautiful New Year filled with possibilities and prosperity. And fidelity...:)

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