Sunday, November 22, 2009

the breath

colored pencil, oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint on collaged 90# stonehenge paper

of an angel...

i've been drawing lotus-winged beings this week... there's one in the third eye area here, blowing its breath of lotus-winged understanding downward...

i'm going to take a break from blogging for a little while. as the winter solstice draws closer i feel quieter and quieter... maybe i'll post some pics without words, i don't know...

before i go, though, do you know about secret sunday? it's part of seth apter's 'the pulse'... (surely everyone knows about this!). if you haven't already done so, pop over to his blog and check out this week's secrets. i was so excited reading most of them that i could hardly keep from getting up and trying them!

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F. Hundertwasser

Harry Rand: The images and shapes in your work have great complicated meanings, very rich meanings. Do the colours have meanings for your also?

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: The question should be the other way round. The colours have a meaning because the shapes are not so important. In my paintings my forms are not rich at all, the colours are rich. The forms are very poor. I cannot draw. I am not very good as far as shading is concerned - light and shade are not my strong points. My strong points are the colours, and there I am quite good.


'Hundertwasser', by Harry Rand, pub. by Taschen

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i wish you all a joyful thanksgiving... i'm very grateful for many things, not the least of which is your support and love these past months...


XO

31 comments:

  1. have a lovely holiday and enjoy your break!

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  2. Enjoy your time away from the blog! Hope you have a wonderful holiday. And thank you for posting about The Pulse!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Lynne - see you when you're here :)

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  4. I love your posts. Enjoy your quiet time!

    Carolyn x

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving Lynne and enjoy your quiet time...I remember feeling like that as our winter solstice approached, felt like hibernating a bit!
    Love the quote from Hundertwasser, such openess and honesty. No wonder I love his work.
    Sending a warm hug.

    Jacky xox

    p.s. what is stonehenge paper. I noticed that some of the prints at the recent exhibition I went to were printed onto Stonehenge paper too.

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  6. Have a great break! I hope you will post pictures, I will miss seeing your art, it always makes me happy!
    xox, Lisa

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  7. Love your new piece Lynne!
    I always get so excited to see what you've been up to!
    I have not heard of Secret Sunday so I'll check it out!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving my friend!! We'll miss you!!

    manon
    xo

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  8. Hi LH! Happy TG! Happy break from blogging. I am feeling a need to hibernate, but hopefully be creative too.

    I love your lotus being. I love your collage. I will check out Seth's website! Thank you!

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  9. Happy and cozy wintering, beautiful , beautiful Lynne. May your quiet be filled with color and imagination.
    Much Love !

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  10. i love the shadows that fall like water from her eye, radiating a blue prism so soft; as if sight could be softened by the lotus whisperer.

    (i think it is: and sharpened too!)

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    the winter solstice is far far away... it still seems like autumn hasn't hit me yet, but the quest for quiet seems expansive and hungry for attention... :)

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    read last night that when it is quiet in a house, any sound adds color.

    your quote made me think that again; i had to stop and marvel for a while that sound made color in a silence; that is why we (I) love and crave the symbology of snow; or the sea; or this river right now dazzling light and a white horizon line that is snow inside me; echos of it.


    Exo blessings and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  11. The painting is beautiful Lynne.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  12. Yes, you are very good with color. Color is almost the be all - end all for me. I really love your drawings and the primitive nature of them!!!

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  13. Have a wonderful holiday. I, of course, enjoyed the blog posting today! :) Have fun creating. Smoochies :)Bea

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  14. "The breath" is wonderful...your lotus-winged creature there but not there. Enjoy your break and the quiet breaths you will take.

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  15. thank you for the holiday wishes, everyone... and i will enjoy my time away from the blog. and maybe get around to visit more of you...

    jacky, stonehenge is a brand of paper (100% cotton) that has a nice smooth surface that's good for everything from watercolors to colored pencils. i'm quite taken with it. : )

    m., this has got me wondering what the color of silence is...

    the winter solstice is close!! the way time is flinging along, it's almost here!!

    xo exoblessings!

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  16. Blessed Thanksgiving Lynne, enjoy your time away :)
    xoxo K

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  17. Lynne, I love your work! It's magical and so expressive. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving...dear Lynne... and your quiet time... as this world transforms to winter... love to you, Roxanne

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  19. Much love to you Lynne, and I hope you have a nourishing break.
    xox

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  20. My dear friend Lynne,So sorry about delay.I wish you Soooooo great and lovely time! And I wish you comeback soon to blogland by your brilliant posts!

    BEST WISHES
    Parisa

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  21. Enjoy your quiet time, Lynne. Something we all need from time to time.

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  22. Oh Lynne, her face, she is saying so much with those eyes...your a gem!

    Beautiful post, interesting reply from
    Hundertwasser about colour and form. I think his forms are perfect!

    Happy holidays to you dear Lynne, enjoy this time.

    xxo

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  23. I hope you are enjoying your stillness . . . or at least your stillness from blogging. We'll be waiting.

    xo

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  24. thank God for you, girl. i haven't even wanted to paint or touch anything lately. and now we have a new puppy so i don't have time to anyway. but one look at the turquoise and red on your third eyed lotus portrait and my mind sat up and clapped out loud. yes, that loud noise you heard was my mind dancing as i was inspired. thank you, friend. xo!

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  25. I know you are resting. I'll be very, very quiet. I just want to check in and see that you are ok.
    You are missed, you know. :)Bea

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  26. Darling friend I just said to Karin wouldn't it be wonderful for the three of us to have tea.

    I could watch you two paint and evesdrop on what artists have to say to each other.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  27. Hi Lynne: ok - is quiet time OVER YET ??????? : ) just wanted to pop in and say "hi" and let you know you are missed : ) ohhhh, BTW, I've been working on a little surprise, hahaha : ) : ) : )
    Blessings, Sandra in AZ

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  28. Hi Lynne: ok - is quiet time OVER YET ??????? : ) just wanted to pop in and say "hi" and let you know you are missed : ) ohhhh, BTW, I've been working on a little surprise, hahaha : ) : ) : )
    Blessings, Sandra in AZ

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  29. Lynne, that face should be titled " Youth of a Thiusand Summers" it is young but wise. Will miss your words but keep looking out for your images that help to heal my soul xxx

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  30. I hope you enjoy your time away, i'll patiently wait for the next post. Lots of peace, warmth and magic for you.....

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