Monday, November 2, 2009

I think she's done....

but then again, who knows. LOL

Title: Changes
Size: 12 x 12

The writing around her is a quote from Anatole France and it says:

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

She has paper, molding paste, fabric, & rub on transfers amongst all the paint.

I started her last night after hearing the news that someone I love is making the decision to separate and most likely divorce. It's been a long, LONG struggle and I can totally relate to the toughness of this decision. It's heartbreaking but sometimes necessary to end a 'life' we've come to know in order to make way for the new life that's awaiting us.

The more I look at her, she could really represent so many things in a person's life. Quitting destructive behaviors such as drinking or smoking, leaving an unfulfilling job, moving away from home, ending a toxic friendship, etc.

Anyway, this is too deep for me. My head hurts ;)

p.s. Here's another one of Anatole's quotes which I think is fitting:
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

And yes, I did, thanks Anatole!


Marie S said...

Darla this is outstanding. I think that in order to paint this painting this well, you do have to understand the emotion!! And for you to have been there has given this painting life and I am grateful to have witnessed it!!
Well done you!!
I love her and there is emotion in it for me!
Love the quotes too!!!
Thanks for coming by and commenting.
I love babies in costume and dancing hip hop!! LOL!!
Love and hugs.

Martha Lever said...

...and I think she is fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Jasmine said...

She's eautiful. I can see now that you had the ackground buildings in mind in your first showing.

Uncertainty is a difficult prolem, decisions,light or dark, once made are a little easier to deal with.

Nicola said...

I really like this one Darla,the colours you have used are great and I really like the detailing in her clothes. You have such lovely neat handwriting too! I can relate to moving on and ending 'lives/relationships' with a toxic friend. It's been hard but necessary and I have a creative full life now with lots of other wonderful friends. Great piece and great sentiment behind it!

Diana Evans said...

oh how neat to watch the piece unfold...great work Darla!!!!

I will be hosting some weekly giveaways so pop by and tell all your friends too!!!


Michelle said...

Beautiful. I love the colours and funnily enough am working with the same palette and a similar theme right now :)

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

Oh you did get 'deep'...but she is just lovely. And the quote does fit the image! Beautiful job!

allison said...

Is so great to create art when something moves our soul, this one is really fantastic and emotional.

Barbs Art Stuff said...

Your finished piece is so fitting and very lovely.

Kelly said...

This is gorgeous. And the quote is wonderful and perfect. Brava, great work!

priti.lisa said...

I love the painting and the quotes! Well thought out quotes add so much to a pice of art.
xox, Lisa

BTW, your family made me LoL!
I love the commercial costumes :)
They all looked great!

In My Sepia Studio said...

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Annette Q said...

This is beautiful Darla! And your post that goes with it is so moving. Love the little houses in the background :-)

Michele Lynch Art said...

Love the artwork!! You gave me chills!! the quote is fabulous! amazing artwork!! xo

Renee said...

A wonderful painting dear friend.

A wonderful friend dear friend.

Love Renee xoxo

A Dancing Mango said...

Darla, this is lovely!
She looks so sad, and I bet many people can relate in one way or another..!
hugs, Darlene.. GREAT JOB!

Calimyrna Moon said...

I just found you via 'in my sepia studio' (another great artist) and love your work. There's a wonderful touch of Marc Chagall, whom I've always found magical. Looking forward to seeing and reading much more of your work.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

She's lovely Darla and love the colours! Such a warm and powerful painting. Sorry to hear about you're friend. Hope this seperation goes a smoothly as possible.

Serena said...

Fantastic....I absolutely LOVE the colours! It's always sad to hear of a long term relationship/marriage split...the quotes pretty much say it all though.

All My Yesterdays said...

Pretty deep, pretty wonderful, pretty.....
Good work as always Darla!

Mundo Mundaca said...

The life this in constant transmutation!... the changes scare and to know to recognize the right hour to do the changes is what is more difficult.. to feel when it arrived the right moment and to move forward without fear and without attachments with the past.
Wonderful your work Darla.

Mana Moon Studios said...

Your image touched me immediately but it wasn't until I read the description that I understand exactly why... Beautiful!!♥

zoe said...

this is gorgeous! reminds me of chagall, with an exquisite face. the idea within it and the way you incorporated the quote: lovely!