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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2018!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Sad

Sometimes, I here something, see something so beautiful, that I can't help but get this knot in my stomach. A sweet aching pain, that odd as it feels, I wish would last forever. A happy sad. I don't like to share my feelings with people, but I'm trying hard to remedy that. I want to share my art without obstructions, that includes the emotions that drive me to create. I want to be honest to you all.

This is a light warmth/cold study of my sister. My sister and I are, as juvenile as it sounds, best friends. I trust her with every thought I have, and my new sweater to wear. She is so full of courage and compassion, ready to be an ear to anyone who needs help. Sometimes I can't help but be distant, and she always knows how to make me human again.

This painting is dedicated to her, fitting as she is the subject.
My vision is of soft colors, light that holds her, both cold and warm.
From her rosy hands to the soft billowing skirt around her ankles, I hope it all comes together on the 4 foot by 2 foot canvas.

I want the painting to have that happy sad feeling.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman


Laura Gable said...

Sarah, this is a sweet and loving expression of one you care for deeply - and it shows. I find a great deal of honesty in your work. Thank you for sharing this emotion.

I too find it difficult to be so open with words about feelings here in this public forum, and would rather that the art do the speaking for me. But often it does need a bit of dialog from the artist to bring it further to life. So the blog can offer a bit of solace and/or empowerment. Perhaps we will find a bit of bravery here together, too.

Terrie said...

This is such an evocative painting - lovely in the contrast of cool and warm and also in the emotion I see in it. The heavy texture in the whites brings such movement...fabulous work.

Shelley said...

Love this piece and think you've beautifully captured both her visual contrasts, and your emotional contrasts. As Bobi said, it's sometimes hard to express how you feel in a public forum. I did last week re my Dad's current situation, and I think the healing power of art, and this group of people, really helped me. Hope posting it helped you too.

I'm also constantly in awe of people who can use paint so well, as I find that very tough. I love the expression you've found here...

Jim Bumgarner said...

Not only very expressive, but so totally honest, Sarah. Nice!