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April 10, 2011 April 12, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 8:04 am
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Does a phrase or expression ever send you off into a reverie where you focus on how you could portray those words? I frequently am attracted by a phrase that seems to have special meaning in my life. My current obsession is “having the blues”. I am not in a dark place but I am aware that it would be easy for me to have the blues. To be sad and melancholy. To be thinking about what was. With my latest painting I took the phrase Got the Blues and integrated ropes that binds us and nets that catch us. I used some of my favorite colors because I remain optimistic.

Got the Blues 1

This is done on a quarter sheet of my current favorite, Prestige, watercolor paper and did you notice I integrated a few of my favorite circles? Just for fun!


15 Responses to “April 10, 2011”

  1. jwms1 Says:

    Linda, I love the series!

  2. Harriett Smith Says:

    I so identify with your attraction to words. As a writer I am obsessed with words and phrases I see and sometimes one word will become the basis of an entire essay. You have explained your painting to me in a way I totally understand and embrace.

  3. lesliepaints Says:

    I love the idea of ropes linking us and nets catching us. Oh my, this is beautiful!

  4. This is wonderful, Linda! So deep and meaningful and yet not overpowering. I have never heard about Prestige paper, gonna go look it up now! 🙂

  5. Chris Carter Says:

    A great illusion of space and motion!

  6. ruthsartwork Says:

    This makes me think of music.

  7. Barry Coombs Says:

    I admire your practice of exploring representational and abstract ideas alternately. I think it lends more strength and conviction to your work in general.

  8. Aki Song Says:

    This is fabulous~! i like the feel of it. Remaining optimistic is great.
    I want to draw something dreamlike too~

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