BLISSFUL-BOHEMIAN

Monday, October 1, 2012

More New Paintings, My Mother's Journey










 I believe these are the last two paintings in the boat series that I painted for my mom to try and convey her journey into spirit. The top one with the stars is 16"x 16", I have included close ups and side views, the bottom painting is 10"x 10" and also has detail and side views. If you click on them to enlarge you will get a much better idea of the work and layers. All of the boat paintings will be making their way to my ETSY shop this week, but if you see one you like just email me and I can reserve it in your name. Prices will range from $250 for the 10"x 10"s, $350 for the 12"x 12" and $475 for the 16"x 16", but my blogger friends will get a 10% discount.

As for the Taos Fall Arts show, it was packed as usual, if I had to guess there was at least a couple hundred people for opening night. None of us were happy with where and how we were hung, but to be fair, volunteers do the hanging and they only have 3 days to hang the whole show and that would be about 700 paintings. I thought the art was of a higher caliber then ever. I won no awards and as of today none of my pieces have sold, but there is still a week of the show to go.

I am doing fine, some days are harder than others, it seems to go cling, pain, let go.The more I let go the less painful it is. I am seeking joy where I find it :-). Art and nature and friends. Thank you all for your love.
Have a wonderful week. XOXO



18 comments:

lynne h said...

oh my goodness, the bottom boat... it feels so peaceful to me, annie...

xoxo

Lori ann said...

annie these are absolutely gorgeous. i love them both. when you said the words let go, it reminded me of my own mom. she would always tell me to do what i could about something and then let it go. it's always been the best advice for me.
sending hugs and love,
lori

Judy Shreve said...

I love both of these too - and agree with Lynne that the bottom boat seems so peaceful.

Grief is an odd emotion that seems to come in waves - intense for a time and then it retreats for a time. Thankfully you have your painting to help you work through what you are feeling.

Sending hugs . . .
xxoo

Angela Recada said...

These are wonderful Annie! The top painting really made me stop and look. Those stars and that deep blue are gorgeous! It's a very dramatic piece. And I agree with Lynne and Judy, the bottom boat does look so peaceful.

Sending you hugs and love,
xoxoxo

Annie said...

Lynne, Lori, Judy and Angela,
Thank you so much. I love you.xoxo

becky said...

The one w/ the night sky is just amazing Annie.
Glad you are painting your way through. Hope you are doing o.k, & hopeful for a sale at the Taos Arts Fest.
xo

Annie said...

Becky, Thank you. I hope you had a good birthday and are having fun with your family.xoxo

kj said...

That first painting takes my breath away. It is by a mile my favorite of all your work. I can feel the journey of the spirit in it, Annie.

I thought about the Beatles 'let it be' while seeing your colors and words just now.

Art, nature, friends. Yes. Xoxoxo

Love
kj

Annie said...


Kj, So glad I finally did a painting you really love. I think this is the last one, mom is home and I have to start to let go.
xoxo

kj said...

i have loved others for sure, but this one i love best!

soulbrush said...

Love your boat series- could never afford one- but I do love them.

Annie said...

Kj, Thank you sweetie.xoxo

Jossie, Thank you, I could not afford them either LOL.xoxo

Suzanne said...

Oh I am in energy vibration heaven!!!!!

Sending you peace and healing.

sukipoet said...

your series is wonderful. esp like the one with stars. oh so hard to process a mom's death. takes awhile for sure. hugs to you. glad the opening was so crowded. zounds.

ArtPropelled said...

The reflection on the water creates energy in the paintings. The first painting is particularly striking and the second leaves me feeling very calm..

Lubna said...

I am sure your Mum adores these paintings. Hugs.

Houseelf said...

They are beautiful and serene Annie. It is good that you can picture your mother on her last spiritual journey. I think the darker sky with stars works very well.

yoborobo said...

Oh, Annie, I love them both! The first one reminds me of summer nights when I was little, when the sky felt so close. I love that red boat. That red boat is everything in the world and then some. Sending you hugs - xoxo