Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Silence


Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment. ~Henry David Thoreau


This is a different color scheme for me, using more neutrals and earth tones (although I did throw a hint of blue and green in.) Very difficult to create a depiction of the absence of something as the negation of sound can only be understood in reference to the presence of it. I work in a school for very young children and am surrounded by a wall of sound throughout the day as you can imagine. I enjoy coming home each day and spending an hour or so in complete silence as I paint and prepare for my daily blog. It revives the spirit!

11 comments:

  1. I think it's a very calming image and you achieved your goal wonderfully!

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  2. oh yes there is nothing more wonderful than that quiet after a day of kids....and this picture shows it.

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  3. i love the silence that crept into this one,
    there is a kind absence that is displayed in what is left after departure
    though nothing (and no one) we can imagine is ever completely absent - (me thinks)
    so now my finger is on you

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  4. Stunning. What is the medium you are using for these. I love the depth and saturation of your colors.

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  5. I'm so glad you commented on my latest garden sketchbook entry, as I would never have found you Cori. Delighted at your subject matter and the way you tackle such emotional/ spiritual aspects of life in such a contemporary way. I trolled through lots of your earlier posts and had a wonderful half hour.

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  6. I agree with others--this has a very peaceful feel, like the best kinds of silence.

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  7. yes this painting ilent peaceful!
    What a way to end your busy noisy day!
    Sometimes it is good to use usual colors!

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  8. also just perfection!

    have always enjoyed your work
    but these latest are
    especially inspired!

    peace~

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