Tuesday, March 17, 2009

On the Easel: Pen's New Day Rising



I still have a bit left to do on the let side, and it is difficult to get a good photo inside, but here is "Pen's New Day Rising." Working with very little range in value is challenging, but it creates a of of drama in a painting when one or two areas pop and the majority of the painting is close on the value scale.

She, of course, shows up unexpectedly, replete with mystical meaning. As there are three Sheep of Nectar and the role of the Shepherd of Every Blooming Vine is passed from one generation to another, there is only one black swan, illusive and bestowed with eternal life. When she appears in the mind of creation, it is in dreams, momentary visions and fables. These are the fore tellers of her appearing.

Thinking on about our stag hanging behind me. He will be a bearer of memories. Funny how things come to us. I was on a run yesterday and suddenly there was a change in direction for this painting. More later.

9 comments:

Steven S. Walker said...

I love the "drama" of this piece.

Sheila said...

Wow.... Tracey Tracey Tracey. What a powerful image this is. Okay... I feel like a dope because I can't think of an appropriate adjective to tell you how it makes me feel! I do admire your gift. hugs!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Tracey! You have such a gift, such a talent and you use it oh so well. Pen is magnificent. Thank you for sharing your art with us.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Powerful is exactly the right word! You are really on the right track here, Tracey.

Mary Vogel Lozinak said...

I love getting your "twitters" so I can pop in and see what's on your easel!! So inspiring. Off to teach a beginners painting class! Love your work, truly! Mary

sam said...

Looking very dramatic Tracy, cant wait to see it develop!

Kary said...

Powerful, bold - striking! This is a wonderful piece!

Douglas Hoover said...

Beautiful and brilliant, Tracey.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

She's lovely. Amazing how many shades of dark blue/black you've found.