Sunday, August 16, 2009

Art Challenge #15: No-Theme Theme

Observing Raging River
acrylic on 12" by 16" canvas sheet
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This was a fun theme - anything goes! And everyone turned out with their Sunday cloths on! Please go visit The Artist Challenge to see this awesome gallery. The artists are so inspiring and the best group of compassionate people I've ever had the pleasure of associating with!

Raging river has breached the bulkhead.
Mountain snows melted,
Water rushes across stones downhill.

The purpose of street lamps
Is to make you feel safe.
But not this night, in our village.

A full Fledged river of purple water
Is pooling in a greasy mist.
We find ourselves on Hell Street.

This is a study of contrasts and surprises for me! I have posted this painting once before, comparing it to Betheleham. Today I called it Hell Street! I did not realize this contrast until I was ready to post now. It just goes to show how our emotions and percepsions change from day to day! But I still like this painting be it Heaven or Hell!

You must call me darling!

3 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Beckie, my first thought was Dante's Inferno. Then looking closer, I was thinking of the burning of Atlanta or something similar. I love the effects you are getting in your pieces. They are awesome pieces and really open my eyes!

indybev said...

This is a powerful piece, Beckie. Thank you for visiting my blog. Our art journeys are diverse -- mine digital and yours hands-on paint and brush, but interestingly we are both retired from the medical field, and finding art an exciting new interest in our retirement! Nice to meet you!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Darling...;-)...Lovely colors and a mind blowing painting...:)

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