just back from a trip to beautiful Alsace (France). I stayed in Châtenois, at the foot of the Vosges, a wine country, with a well-known tourist feature, the "route des vins". Such a beautiful late autumn light! so i did a few studies of what i saw.
there have been hard days. it is hard to click out of them. there have been good things happening. it is hard to enjoy them to the full. where is the logic in this.
the pastel exhibition at the Jezzine Barracks in Townsville is almost to an end. I am sorry I could not help more. Thank you everyone, especially Sylvia Hewitt, who is my muse and inspiration for all things pastel. Please Sylvia, accept my painting of you - however imperfect - as a token of my gratitude. it is yours. chantal.
yesterday was my birthday. happy birthday to me. sometimes i do not recognise what i see in the mirror. but then, a mirror is not a reflection of one's identity either. so .....
i called this painting SOME FISH CAN FLY, SOME CANNOT because some fish can fly and some cannot.
This is one of my favourite pieces. It is is a phantasy, both beautiful and symbolic, and has a powerful dreamlike quality about it that illustrates a deep truth about what it is to be human and to live together on this planet.
The fish are like flowers, they both have wings. Or not.
SOME FISH CAN FLY, SOME CANNOT is for sale now. (oil and collage - 40 x 60 cms - free shipping - AU$380 - PAYPAL works well for me.
hmmmmm. I like doodling,
I doodle a lot. doodling, I think, is a really creative way of creating art. There is no over-thinking at work, just the delicate pleasure of letting pen or pencil (or ipen, today) dance freely, and enjoy the succulence of what comes to life.
Today's doodle is of the little monster, sweet and gentle (most of the time) that won't let me sleep when I need to.
I call it ..... INSOMNIA.
And I don't like it much.