That light emanating from within is wonderful! Dramatic painting! I'll have to read more about her. thanks!
Willow: It is a beautiful ethereal painting. The trees seem to be alive.Thanks for playing my 'What Is It', I enjoy doing it but Carletta is just too good. She has gotten several of them.
This painting makes me think of draperies on a stage.
Ah Willow...another amazing painting ...how nice that you know of such lovely artist such as Emily Carr...now I too know of her and appreciate her work.
Yes, I really like Emily Carr as well, she had an interesting life. In retrospect she looks like Georgia O'keefe, just cool and damp, instead of hot and bright (thinking of New Mexico paintings).
Such an amazing artist, and in the latter part of her life, writer. There is a wonderful comic tribute she drew in honour of her Old English Bobtail Sheep-dog, Billie, called Billie’s 1909 Calendar - it is so sweet and whimsical. I think you would love it, Willow!
The illumination in this painting is sensational. Dazzling!
Suza, I'm going to go look up Billie's calendar right now...thank you!
I think we like the same books!I noticed Dr Zhivago on your shelf. I have just made my husband read War and Peace which he found rather a struggle!!!!all best wishes
Lovely painterly painting. will have to look her up. can't remember her work. Thanks for link.
I'm not overly "artsie", so thanks for helping me up a notch or two in appreciation.
Emily Carr is a favourite of mine - there is something so dark and mysterious and sensual about her foliage! Never were trees more mystic, in my opinion... surely she is the patron artist of tree huggers everywhere?She was the subject of a three-part exhibition of women artists, completed by O'Keefe and Kahlo, that was shown at the McMichael Collection here a couple of years ago. It was travelling around, and I know it visited the U.S. somewhere and Britain I believe. Three great and fascinating and different women.Your blog images are wonderful! There is something about the images you choose that works so stylishly and artfully with the other colours of your blog. Willow, do you paint or partake in some artistic endeavour? I mean, apart from making a gorgeous home and being an ace girl chef? :)
BPG, I am totally green with envy!! I would have absolutely loved that exhibit. Yes, I agree she is the patron artist of tree huggers, at least in my little book. I studied art in college, but have not done any painting in quite a few years. I need to get myself over to Dick Blick and invest in some new canvas, brushes and paint!
"The oak of language shivered"... what a sentence! The painting is great - don't know the painter but shades of Van Gogh. The Choristers was also a favourite movie - the power of beauty whether music, art or words to transform us. Love it! Thanks for the visit too. Blessings Eleanor
I am always intrigued by "Art Speak". I took some mandantory courses in college and the instructors usually left me baffled with their art verbage. "Don't draw the pine cone, just draw the spaces between its individual pedals."
I love shades of green so this painting appealed to me very much.The Emily Carr website has some very interesting teacher/student guides on it that I will pass on to my daughter and daughter-in-law--thanks!
Well, when you do, you know you'll have an eager audience if you care to share your art.I love your new blog look! It's addicted me even more to my extremely regular visits. :)
Hi Elizabeth, welcome to Willow Manor, I'll pop over to your place for a visit...
Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence. ― O. Henry (and me)