Sunday, May 03, 2009

Shadowy Corners

pastel on paper
I have been in an artistic ditch for a while but hoping that is past now and that I am back into the groove.
This was quite fun to do and I limited myself just to catching the way the light fell and not letting myself get too caught up in the extraneous details outside of the light.
The time off since my last post has given me space to think about artwork in general. Some decisions made about what I am aiming for and my enjoyment in creating which I was in danger of losing.


Mary said...

Anita, I love the simplicity of this yet power of the contrast in light. I think this is what I would love so much to do but just can't seem to beat the light. You have given me something to think about trying.

Jeanette said...

That single beam of light works in many ways. The reflected light from it adds a glow that you've captured too.

I'm glad you're back on track again. We all go through periods of non production. I think its the mind's way of enforcing rest.

Rose Welty said...

You excel at this sort of work Anita. You really do. In a sense, it is a simple visual image, but on the other hand, it is complex (as a viewer) to see the light, see the shadows, sense what they indicate is "off canvas". Very intriguing!

I'm glad you are sorting out what you want and enjoying it again.

Robyn said...

Wonderful composition and great sense of drama in the drawing. Welcome back to happiness! :)

Billie Crain said...

This definitely evokes emotions, Anita. Well chosen subject and well rendered! Bravo!

Carol said...

Anita, I'm in awe after seeing your work. Really beautiful.

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Anita, welcome back! :-) Gorgeous piece. Congratulations. A break is always therapeutic and clarifying. Don't lose the joy and do take care of yourself.

Anita said...

Mary - the geometric shapes of light and shadow are what drew me to this area in our back yard.

Jeanette - its good to feel the need to create again. I hate that panic struck feeling you get when you think you will never get it again!

Rose - thank you! I have a tendency to make things too difficult and I am trying very hard to keep things simpler.

Thank you Robyn!

Billie - I did think it was another in the "solitary" series.

Carol - thank you so much - I love your books!

Teresa - I do think that you have to view breaks as therapeutic - a step on the road to the place where you are supposed to be.

vivien said...

working like this is recognisably YOU!

This is gorgeous

Anita Davies said...

Very nice, glad you've got your groove back.

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