Sunday, May 06, 2012

Stained glass Muse


I had no idea what to make of 

the background of 

this painting 

I just completed. 

It just drew itself. 


My son, though, gave me the idea that 

she was standing before a stained glass wall, and, 

the rest of the story  just wove itself into

my imagination!


So, please do read the story that goes with her.


Let me begin with Tennyson’s words,

“Life, like a dome of many-colored glass,


Stains the white radiance of Eternity,”

 


Before the stained glass, she stood...


She stood there trying to capture the last sight of him 

 

as he slowly receded out of view. 

 

Her face mirrored the helplessness 

 

and the inevitability of parting.

 

eyes glancing backwards..

I wanted to tell her, 

 

“No parting is for ever,

And , all divergence meets in a round world. ” 

 

In the words of Anne Ridler.

 


Will my words comfort her, I wondered. 

 

Did I believe in them myself?

Yes, I did.

 

So, hopefully they will meet again.

 

Sometime. 

 

Someplace.



Linking up with some great bloggers on,
Sunday sketches, PaintParty Friday, Creative everyday, 
 Show and tell saturday.
Sian's Story telling Sundays.


 

33 comments:

  1. to me she stands before a beautiful quilt. Lovely.

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    1. After you pointed it out I can imagine it as a quilt too, Lynn. :)Thank you.

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  2. ...quiet gentle awesomeness! ~ thankyoU dear kindred heart ~ for this most amazing share! ~ blessed be!...
    ...xXx...

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  3. I do hope they meet again and then she won't look so wistful...xx

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  4. She's gorgeous and you have woven the background into your story so well. Beautiful quotes too.

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  5. She is beautiful and stain glass is excellent ~ wonderful works also ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  6. oh my, she is lovely and full of beautiful life. sweet against your creative back ground.

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  7. Your son had a great idea. I love how you've let the backlight shine through her beautiful, sheer dress.

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  8. What a great idea he had! Beautiful artwork!
    Have a nice Sunday,
    Cheers from France

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  9. She is beautiful, and I love the story you have woven round her!
    Alison xx

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  10. I love stained glass so think it is a great background - I like the way the dress flows and she has partially turned and is glancing backwards.

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    1. Thank you for seeing the stained glass! :)

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  11. I wish I could draw or paint or create such a poignant portrait, great story behind the artwork too.

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  12. This is gorgeous! Beautiful painting, and such a great story to go along with it, give the painting a whole new dimension.

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  13. Very lovely and feminie. Well done!! Your words flow with your painting.

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  14. What a beautiful blog you have and I love this painting. She is gorgeous as well as the words telling her story.

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  15. What a gorgeous painting and the backdrop does look like it could be a quilt, as Lynn mentions. Love the colours. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It's true. Actually I can see both the quilt and the glass. I enjoyed the time I had playing with colors! :)

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  16. This is a wonderful post. She is so lovely and the background is stunning (perfect for her). Love her story!

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  17. popped over to check out your blog after you left a comment on mine! Mitra is actually my first name, parents in the Peace Corps got me a VERY unusual name, but in India, I have been told it means Friend, so I like it a lot! Love your painting and her story!

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    1. Mitra, So glad you visited. It's a beautiful name.

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  18. I do like the background...whimsical story to go with it. Great harmony. :) Thanks for sharing her. :)

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  19. oh Za faran... this is so beautiful. She looks rather wise, standing there by the stained glass. Those are beautiful words too. Funny how some paintings just seem to flow right out... thank you for sharing! xoxo

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  20. I love to make up stories about paintings. Thanks for sharing yours :-) Your painting is beautiful.

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    1. Yeah, it's fun to just imagine and step into that world, don't you think so?

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  21. very cool! thanks for sharing with Just Journals!

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    1. Marcia, Thanks for visiting and your great blog!

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  22. beautiful, a lovely story too x

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  23. capturing story and painting!

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  24. I am sooo happy that so many of you enjoyed this work of mine. Though I have always loved painting, I have never had people see it or comment.Some of your comments made me see new things in my work. So, it's a heady feeling, I must admit. Makes me want to paint more.
    THANK YOU, to each and everyone who visited, commented.

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I am always happy when you comment. It gives me the push to go on painting, writing. Thank you so much!