Friday, September 21, 2012

New Paintings,Mom's Journey

It has been a rough week and a half, but I am doing okay. The hardest part is how life keeps moving so fast and yet you just want to stop and rest for a while. I thought if I painted I would feel better, but I did not feel like painting, until these little boats showed up. I was thinking of doing a series of memorial paintings for my mom and I kept getting this image of a little boat, so I started and I love them and I think my mom does too.
I will do more, but thought I would share the first two. 10"x 10" and 12" x 12", oil, oil stick and graphite on venetian plaster and cradle board. For those that won't enlarge, I did some close ups.
I always love your comments.
The Fall Taos Arts show is next Friday, feels so weird now to even think about, but I will be going and hopefully selling my paintings, need some funds for my upcoming trip home for mom's memorial which we will be having towards the end of October. I was going to take photos of the show for all of you, but they won't allow cameras.
I have not been visiting blogs much, I know you will forgive me. Perhaps I will feel more like it next week.
Thank you all for your loving and dear comments, emails and phone calls.XOXO


lynne h said...

oh my annie, i love these... they seem perfect to me. so much, so much is in each painting, each boat.


Annie said...

Lynne, Thank you sweetie. I feel like there is a lifetime of love in each painting, I hope you can feel it.xoxo

angela recada said...

Oh dear Annie, these are amazing! I love the boats, and the colors and the calm energy of the scribbles. Yes, I can feel the love you put into these paintings, Sweetie.

I've been thinking about you a lot during these last two weeks. . .

Love and hugs,

sukipoet said...

your new paintings are wonderful. inspired. oh yes, so hard to keep on with things after someone dies, esp a mom. that's the hardest. sending prayers to you and candles lit.

Annie said...

Angela, Thank you darling, you have been a constant light to me.xoxo

Suki, Thank you for the prayers, I know you know how much this hurts.
Love to you.xoxo

Lori ann said...

annie, it's hard to comment, but i hope you know why for me. i can't believe next week will be one year since my mother passed. i guess time does help, it does.

and annie, i LOVE these paintings. they are by far my very favorite. i saw a boat with my mom too.
sending love and hugs, lori

marianne said...

I understand how you must be feeling. Not wanting to do art while you know it would make you feel better.....
But this is perfect to paint for your Mom. This way you can feel and organize your feelings and thoughts and be close to your Mom at the same time.
Hope the show will be a success!!
I know life goes on and fast as you say..... at some point you have to hop on that merry go round again.
Wish you strength and a good weekend ♥

soulbrush said...

THIS is oustanding Annie- I truly love it. What would you sell it for? If I can afford it I would love to have it- very emotional piece of work.

ArtPropelled said...

Annie these paintings feel so comforting to me so I imagine they are even more so for you. Beautiful work!

Judy Shreve said...

These pieces are so full of love - you've captured 'journey' beautifully. In each piece the boat seems to be peacefully moving through the painting. Brilliant!

Hope you sell all of your paintings at the Taos Art Show! Wish you could take photos. Wish we could all be there with you.

Sending you lots of love -

Annie said...

Lori, I do understand. Love you. xoxo

Marianne, yes, All you said is true :-).

Jossie, Which painting are you asking about, they are simular, but there are two. I have not thought of a price, you could make me an offer.Thank you for your sweet words.xoxo

Robyn, Thank you, they do comfort me, very much, which is why I keep doing more, just finished a 3rd.xoxo

Judy, Thank you sweetie. Wish you could be here too. xoxo

yoborobo said...

Annie, I love the boat and what it symbolizes, and the color of the boat - it's like the fire inside us that doesn't go out. Beautiful work, my friend. Sending hugs - xox Pam

Mim said...

Beautiful paintings for your mom, love the boat and the images it brings to mind.

Take care, good luck with selling. Hugs, Mim

Kate P said...

Annie, my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom. The boat motif is amazing and I will keep you in my prayers.

Houseelf said...

Beautiful Annie. The idea of honouring your mother's life with a series of paintings of her journey is a great idea. I really like these 2.

studio lolo said...

Such a fitting image Annie. Especially the boat being empty, because we are after all, vessels. I'm glad painting is helping with your healing process.

Did you get in the show?

I hope you sell, but more than anything I hope you enjoy the experience of being appreciated.


Annie said...

Lo, Yes, I got in the show, seems so trival now.xoxo

kj said...

this little boat.

i see this little boat taking your Mom home.

annie, i think in some way losing a Mother is the loneliest thing. i say this even as my 96 year old mother is alive: i know the day will come and i will miss her eyes.

i am gratified to see all these comments for you. there is such caring, because it's you and because you have the gift of good friends.

i quite like these paintings. i think they will help you remember. marion says there comes a time when it no longer hurts to remember. that is what i wish.

with love

~Babs said...

Hi Annie, the paintings are wonderful, and kj is right. The time comes eventually when you will think of her without pain. You will remember only the good, and celebrate that she called you daughter.
I'd love to see the show hanging also,,,best of everything with it.It's an honor being there.

becky said...

Lovely Annie. Looks like the boat is coming to shore.