Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Finding what we need...

Modern Nature
(this is my lucky feather)


A few weeks ago I came out from under a rock of cloudy and grey. Out from a fog that enveloped my sense of being in the world and made me take a look at many things with new eyes. As things were slowly sorting out in my grown up world Mother Nature came through with an amazingly warm-sun-filled-birds-singing-children-laughing-and-swinging-kind-of-days that filled me with hope and happiness. On that day as I was working in our garden thinking about happenstance and the lightness of letting go and I came across three beautiful feathers. I'm pretty sure they are from a woodpecker but they were so tiny and so beautiful that I knew right away I wanted to paint them. I wanted to create a piece out of the feeling I experienced that day. The painting picture above is what evolved over the past couple of weeks. It is encaustic and mixed media on a 1.75" thick piece of oak that I've been saving for something special. It's a combination of cloudy and grey, color and energy, luck and letting go. Thanks for reading...

6 comments:

the nest said...

I love all of that. The inspiration, your transformation, the colors... really beautiful!

xo

tangled sky studio said...

thanks annri : )

Zappha said...

Everything about this is beautiful.

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

i really love this painting.
the way you describe your thoughts/processes is beautiful too.

ArtPropelled said...

Looking at your painting I'm sure I am experiencing what you must have been feeling when discovering the feathers in your garden. Isn't art wonderful!?

artslice said...

Beautiful story... love the idea of happenstance. It's so fitting for me lately too.

Lovely painting!