Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Framed and Lifted by Blues


In these last 2 days I've been finding some resolution with paintings which I've been working on....this is always a good feeling. Resolution. Just put this image on flickr and someone whose work I admire comments that it has the feeling of an altar....nice! Uplifting to be given that gift.
This painting has been hounding me for almost a year. The trees were taken from a fading print out of a photo of mine, but the house form appeared, insisting on its presence there. Sometimes when I leave a painting, it is hard to return for fear of destroying what is appealing in order to resolve the whole. Having entered again and come back out with a more complete painting, I feel revived myself, not just the painting. Still no name has been decided but am posting it anyway, just to give it a chance to be.

7 comments:

jeane said...

hello Maggie - catching up here - I really like both these paintings - the second one especially - it feels a bit off and I like that - the wrong pieces fitting together and working somehow - wonderful - copal arrived - will mix tomorrow - will let you know :)

layers said...

sometimes you have to go with the flow and let what wants to appear stay in the painting-- nice paintings

Altoon Sultan said...

Another lovely landscape, Maggie. I like the composition and quality of light. I also think the landscape work will cross pollinate with the abstract painting in interesting ways.

neva gagliano said...

yes, letting it be....and coming to it again with new eyes.
i've read some of your postings, off on a residency, and somehow that house in the trees is where i imagine you have been while painting. interesting.
lovely.

The Artist Within Us said...

Greetings,

The trees and the moon painting reminds me of the California plein air style painting of the 1920's and it is nice to see that you have tried a more controlled painting, not to say that an abstract painting cannot be a controlled work of art.

Thank you for sharing, Egmont

Maggie Neale said...

Thanks all for coming to visit and leaving your words with me. It's been a dizzy week...wish I could be hiding in that house in the woods. Working on the title...maybe "Night Light". Blessings to all.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

This second one seems to fit in it's very own way...moon here, trees and house...beautiful zig zag shapes...I like it very much!