Saturday, February 20, 2016

solace

a first real attempt at acrylic painting
it was an agonizing process
- but I finally hit a sweet spot -


some of my thoughts: 
the shelter of trees, the shelter of houses, the live wood in one, the dead wood in the other, the diminished habitat of elephants, their rampages through villages, the grief in the aftermath, the "what if?" question about sharing our world and not dominating it, domination in general, the havoc it brings, the quest for shelter from havoc, we all want the same thing, man and beast alike. Solace.

5 comments:

Ms. said...

Tender and troubling thoughts. i share them. What size is this work?

Kim Andersen said...

12x16 - huge by my standards :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely. Thoughts and painting. If more people pondered perhaps they would find peace.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Well it may have been a struggle but it sure looks great. Love your thoughts. xox

Jill said...

My husband and I were just talking about how to handle animals this morning (we farm) and part of the discussion was how in handling them poorly, the sadness isn't just in an animal being treated poorly but in the loss of dignity of the human who loses their temper.