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Fidelity's Key and Happy New Year
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
~ Andrew Wyeth
Happy New Year!
I'm back next week!
Ahh, those words. Andrew Wyeth - he could be my kin! His "Master Bedroom" is a favourite of mine.ReplyDelete
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
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!Delete
A very happy New year, Charlene! Such nice details even on the back! : )ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Many wishes for a good and happy 2014, Mark. I look forward to visiting your blog and seeing what you are up to!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you -- hope it's a year filled with wonderment!
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!Delete
Wish you a very nice year Charlene. Creative and positive, happy and beautiful :)ReplyDelete
Fidely is beautiful ! All these sweet details... amazing work, bravo.
Thank you so much, Ilona. Your kind words brighten my day. Happy Beautiful New Year filled with possibilities and prosperity. And fidelity...:)Delete