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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just off the easel!


Undulation 2, 18x 20" Oil on canvas

I gave a little preview of this one a week or so ago, and here is the finished painting. I was attracted to this because of the - well, undulation of the leaves! There's an aire of mystery in this ... you can almost imagine yourself being lost in the folds of the leaf as it twists and turns and unfolds into its final beauty... a labyrinth of green, maybe! Its so easy to see this as an analogy for the way that life itself has many twists and turns in its unfolding before us. Its all part of 'living in the adventure', which is the mindset I try to hold on to, even when the twists and turns are impossible to understand!

8 comments:

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I love it! The warms and cools, the movement... beautiful!

Shea said...

I love this one. Wow

Mary K Broshear said...

Very Nice Helen. I like the way you paint the light on your subjects.

Miss Sandy said...

The movement in this one is fantastic! It is also in some way soothing and calming, perhaps it is because it is a study of greens. Great analogy too!

peterdjsgirl said...

This is one of my favorites. The flow of the lines is wonderful.

Anna said...

Wow Helen, this is beautiful, and what you said about unfolding and being lost in the folds of the leaf, so true. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Helen Read said...

Thank you, everyone, for your encouraging comments! :)

Leslie said...

I found your blog through blog cataloge. I really like this painting. Beautiful! I can relate to the words in your posts about art, life, thoughts and how it all connects through God. I believe it 100%!

Thanks for sharing your Art! Please visit my blog sometime.

Leslie
www.leslielovinlife.blogspot.com

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