Saturday, May 25, 2013


'shelter' ~ watercolors, gouache and oil pastels on heavy watercolor paper, 4" x 6"

hello friends... it's been a while!    i was going to post earlier this week, but my dh got acute appendicitis, which was followed by an appendectomy, and life took off at an accelerated pace again!  

'shelter' is the first painting that i painted after getting home.   my trip was one big whirlwind and i painted  very little while i was gone.   i worked on 'shelter' (and no other paintings) for 5 days between resting and getting settled back in.   by the third day i was beginning to question not only the process but my sanity!  it's one thing to talk about working on a 4" x 6" painting day after day, and quite another to actually do it...   *and* it's a perfect example of how art/painting helps us process our feelings - helps us understand our feelings.

 before i go off to rest some more, i want to thank joanie springer for interviewing me.  thank you, joanie, for your generous, sharing spirit...  you can read the interview here...

i'll be back...

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watercolors, oil pastels, gouche, acrylic paint and white inktense pencil on heavy watercolor paper, 6" x 9"
 

27 comments:

  1. Welcome home Sweet One!!!!! I thought about you every single day. The painting is awesome. The depth of red in the flower is amazing. Sorry to hear about your DH and hope is now on the mend and that you can take a step back to settle in to being at home again. I know how that goes, switching gears can take some time, transitions; take it slow and easy and no need to rush. I actually was thinking about you quite a bit today. You see DD and I went to Wet Paint and I took a bunch of photos with you in mind, seeings how you've ordered from them in the past it was about time you got to see what a cool, little hole in the wall it is, from the outside it looks small, but once inside it all winds around into nooks and crannies brimming with lovely art supply candy. I'll be posting the pics to my blog soon. I'm happy you are back and thanks oodles for the pc's. They made my day and I've put them up in my art room so I can see them every day. xxxoooxxxx

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  2. first, i send you and your dh light and healing vibes.

    such a sweet and interesting painting this Shelter. it reminds me of a story book my father bought me as an adult. I believe it is called Tiger Flower, where all that is big is tiny and all that is tiny (like flowers) is big. really a beautiful book.

    sending love ~

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  3. It just makes me so happy you are back! You have been missed!!! I wish your dh speedy recovery and you lots and lots of good art! Enjoy dear Lynne! xo

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  4. Better than ever, looks to me.

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  5. PS: Your art pieces are really amazing. The flower is incredible and does look like you worked a long time...it is so detailed!

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  6. Rest sweet pea, we'll all be here when you return. Rest.
    Gxx

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  7. So glad to hear your dh is on the mend! Must have been scary going thru it!
    Love 'shelter' the flower is amazing - but the story (I see when looking) is even more amazing!
    The interview - - your spirit just shines through those words.
    Welcome back!
    xxoo

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  8. Time for him to rest and recover Lynne. Glad you are both on the other side of that experience. 'Shelter' really brings out a feeling of safety and protection when I look at it. Perhaps you needed that feeling then but hopefully you actually have that feeling now!

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  9. glad for your return - and yes it does seem life, the living of it, doesn't really go on holiday does it? the shelter piece is really full - rich in time spent and emotions lent. there is a change in there somewhere perhaps hidden in the shelter waiting for the safety of shadows to emerge. wellness to all.

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  10. Lynne! So glad you are home, I missed you so. I hope your dh is all better! Lovely little painting.Hugs. xoxo

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  11. Hi Miss Lynne! Welcome back. Nice to see your strokes again. Now I'm off to visit your interview. *smiles* N, x

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  12. hi Lynne glad u are back with us and sorry to hear about your hubby hope alls well now , love Shelter its a painting that makes me think of being safe and warm and grateful , hope u enjoyed your break off to listen to the interview ..
    hugz bev

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  13. Welcome, welcome back! I hope your husband recovers quickly from a scary and probably very painful ordeal. What a tender painting. Just the thought of a flower as shelter makes me smile... xoxo

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  14. Healing wishes for your DH lynne
    So glad you are returned

    Love
    Sus

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  15. So glad the hubby is on the mend and that life can get back to a bit more quiet.
    Big hugs !

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  16. So happy to see you back , checked and checked for days calculating the three weeks.
    Will read the interview after I thank the stars for your presence again.
    Much love

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  17. So happy to see you back , checked and checked for days calculating the three weeks.
    Will read the interview after I thank the stars for your presence again.
    Much love

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  18. So glad you and your dh are on the mend. Some surprises really are exhausting, that's for sure. But y our art work is still amazing and thanks again for sharing. I follow but often do not comment because I know you feel you need to write and that also takes away precious time and energy. Just do what makes you feel good and all is well. BiG HuG!!!

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  19. DH is lucky indeed to have a loving wife to take care of him. What a symbolic painting...You are the flower providing comfort and shelter.

    Hope your visit to the US was everything you wanted it to be.

    Will be looking forward to seeing new work.

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  20. take your time to rest dear Lynne, i know that urge to paint :)
    when i'm too tired i seem to paint in my mind while resting and when i'm fit again these images flow onto the paper.
    wishes of good healing for dh,
    take care, xx

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  21. just read your interview, i love what you say about a color, i do feel exactly the same, color always make me happy, lovely interview, xx

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  22. i knew something was amiss i was thinking of writing you when i saw your new post in my sidebar... so glad all is well, sounds like it was a bit scary... your baby under the giant flower is a stunner..
    sending you big XOXOX's

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  23. Oh my! "Shelter" is so beautiful and gentle all rolled into one! So sorry to hear about your husband. And hope that he is recovering well. How scary indeed.

    So glad I found your blog, as I have been enjoying your paintings.

    Have a Happy Weekend.

    Joan

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  24. You're back, I'm back and life goes on many different directions, especially when we least expect it! I hope dh heals up quickly.

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  25. Lynne! I have had no internet for a while and just read your post! I hope you are on the mend, lots of kind and healing thoughts travelling your way. x

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  26. Wonderful interview! I only wish it were longer. ))
    Hope the Mr. is doing well,
    I've got my kiln down and have two weeks to paint paint paint. I am happily chained to the palatte.
    Love all your new works, especially the white bird.
    xxx
    julie

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