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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Heart's Afire

"Hearts Afire-revised" 12x12 oil on 2.5" cradled masonite board, ©Laura Gable
I can't get too far into the year without doing a sunflower painting. This few day's effort was actually altering an old painting that sat around the studio too long. The concept was there, just needed a bit more for the execution - two flowers almost combined together to make one. One a bit bigger and stalwart, the other a bit closed in and nurturing. I enjoyed the way this painting has moved closer to my original intention to portray the two hearts afire, with more juicy paint and muted grayish areas, lighter and darker tones, more definite shadows. It says a lot about love and deep friendship.

This is painted on a 2.5" deep cradled masonite board.

A poem I recall from high school days which seems fitting today.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.

-Albert Camus
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

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4 comments:

patti said...

I can see the personalities you portray in your sunflowers.
Timely poem for all friends and... In my case I would title the poem Art. I would like art to be a major part of my daily life, art all around me. :)

Laura Gable said...

Thanks Patti, I do enjoy these happy flowers. Glad art is become so prominent in your life. :-)

Chell Design said...

The first painting I bought from a local artist was one of your sunflowers. Your balance of realism with a touch of impressionism feels perfectly balanced. I am a bit envious of your ability to "loosen' up.

Bobi Wilson said...

I hope never stop doing sunflowers. They're such treasures.