Monday, May 7, 2012

Woods


Six nights, a handful of thunderstorms, and a bottle of whiskey.  It's not finished yet, I can feel that.  Over three feet tall, my dreams spilled out for all to see....

Only in this one I can't tell if I'm moving forward or backward.





26 comments:

Robbie Grey said...

Very nice.

terlee said...

The Whiskey Woods...love it.

And forward, definitely forward.

Peaceful Warrior said...

I definitely felt we were moving forward, maybe because of the light, it could be an illusion but that was my feeling. I think that it is a very lovely talent that you have here. I'm impressed and marvel at the pictures it is creating in my head for wordiness. Perhaps i shall look at it again and write a poem from the visual imagery....

Just a thought, but maybe the thing to finish it would be something or someone moving forward in the forest as if following their dream, in the ethereal mood of the forest/woods.

much love and hugs.
Peaceful Warrior. xx

Sarah Kate said...

It's gorgeous, Chantel! I can almost smell the woods just looking at that!

The photographer in me thinks we are moving backward. The explorer, forward.

Shea Goff said...

Wow. Whatever direction it is, it is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful.

ND Mitchell said...

This is amazing. Absolutely love it.

Shelly said...

Completely gorgeous! For some reason, I get the sense of going backwards through it~

Mary said...

Wow, you are so talented. That picture is just gorgeous. I have a picture of woods as my background on my laptop because I love these types of pictures/paintings.

Chantel said...

Thank you all so much, painting is definitely therapy for me--I lose track of time for hours in that place...no pain, no worries, just paint and music and the dreams in my head. Thanks again...

mermaid gallery said...

Way to get lost!!!....such an ethereal feeling in this painting.....and i love how we are led into the piece....really lovely!

BamaTrav said...

At my age, I can barely see the numbers inside the lines that tell me what colors to use. *Sigh* Getting old sucks, sorta.

Julie said...

Wow, that is beautiful! Great job! I need to get back into painting...It was always my therapy too but I gave everything a little break recently so I've been missing it. You may have just inspired me to start again. =)

Julie
http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

Brian Miller said...

nice...i am liking it...there is a nice depth to it...and i like the light...i hear you on it being therapy...that is what writing is for me...

Chantel said...

Susan--thank you! You are the wizard with color, I tend to drown in variations of one shade.

BamaTrav-lol I wish life was a paint-by-number at times, wouldn't that make things easier?

Julie--oh, do start again! (and thank you) :)

Brian--I think when I write, not such a good thing all of the time. On the other hand, your writing is rather theraputic for many, I believe. :)

Shrinky said...

OMG, OMG, OMG, that sound you might have heard is my jaw just hitting the floor. Chantel I HAD NO IDEA you were such a talented artist! This painting is utterly awesome - I love how you've captured the mists and the light in there. Wow, I could just look and look at this, it's amazing.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Gorgeous! Loved this.

Candy said...

BEAUTIFUL

Mel Heth said...

Beautiful! And if you're moving backward, it may just be so you can take a running start.

Chantel said...

Buddah & Candy--thank you so much!

Mel--I like your perspective, I will attempt to rewrite my thoughts accordingly. :)

Freckled Philologist said...

OK - so my first thought was a selfish one. I admit it. The thought was, of course, how great this magnificent work would look on our den wall in Spain. Ahhh, *sigh*
You really created a masterful piece of art. So lovely, but more than that. So intriguing and compelling. A mirror of the soul.
Blessings.

Pearl said...

WOW! I could step into that...

Pearl

fortuneteller said...

OMg's you're so gifted-talented picture-maker...i wish to see a lot of your work later on...it's very, very nice.Keep on going^^

Paige + Shauna said...

this painting is pensive and makes me think of the mystery of life.

i can imagine this lovely, quiet
painting as he focal point of
a home library.

The Path Traveled said...

Chantel,
This is beautiful! I love everything about it.

Pierre BOYER said...

Great light in your painting...
Best regards from France,

Pierre

Chantel said...

Mary--lol, my sweet woman, I'll mail you one...

Pear--now THAT is a great compliment!

Fortuneteller--thank you so much.

Paige--thank you, I love the quiet I felt painting this. xo

Path--thank you kindly!

Pierre--this painting seemed to grow as I worked...I'd been dreaming of this for weeks before I started, only I wasn't sure if I was going toward the light or away. Thank you.