Waiting, For Hope Is Not Lost by Eddy Aigbe

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Medium: Acrylics, paper, acrylic medium
Size: 16" X 12"
Ground: Canvas
Process: Brushes, pallete knife, and fingers

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Lynda Robinson Fine Art Awards
Medium Master Acrylic
SoJie 12, August 2011


Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 12, August 2011

Original Photo

This is my translation of Christine Wilson’s lovely photo: Portsea Pier for SoJie12’s Workshop.

Link Credits to Christine Wilson
Link to original Photo: "Christine Wilson’s original photo – Portsea Pier
Link to Christine’s other amazing ‘sea scapes’: Seascapes Gallery

WORK IN PROGRESS PHOTOS

Unlike my first SoJie12 workshop painting: Portrait In The Rock. With work deadlines to meet and, a challenging photo to boot, I felt very pressured (yes, very), but at the same time, very determined to finish. So, here goes…

The first thing and only thing that came to me when I first saw this photo was, a feeling of loss, loneliness, and longing, for a loved one, while at the same time having a sense of hope. That feeling of loss and simultaneous hope and/or faith is what I tried to depict here.

I tried to do this by, introducing a lone figure standing at the pier with, her hand gesturing upwards in despair longing but, desperately hoping for the return of a missing or lost loved one or, waiting to be found/saved herself. I also tried to translate more feeling by introducing forms and symbols into the sky and seascape as best as I could without loosing the original natural scene.

This is also a tribute to all those who are lost at sea and, for those who have lost someone at sea (suggested by Sally Sargent’s wonderful comment)

Philippians 4:13

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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Comments

  • Samantha Aplin
    Samantha Aplinabout 3 years ago

    so beautiful

  • Thanks Sam! :D

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaabout 3 years ago

    Wow! This is amazing! Love what you have done with this

  • Thanks Dianne, glad you like it :D

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeckabout 3 years ago

    Amazing work, love your use of the knife and the patterns in your paint! Sometimes pressure gives a little added energy to a piece, you really pulled it off!

  • You can say that again, Niki! Thanks :D

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 3 years ago

    Worth every second, every second. I love it. Love the story of falling asleep with the picture in your hand too. Fabulous painting.

  • Thanks Frannie! This was a real case of “pushing it to the limit”. I had to will myself by doing some extreme stuff. Thanks for helping me push myself. :D

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 3 years ago

    EDY WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is more than cool……..Gosh I had no idea that this would come out any thing like this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!
    I losing hope of any awards as time goes on……lol
    This is Soooooooooooooo good. Love everything about it.

  • :::big smile:: Thanks Liz, that’s a really lovely thing for you to say about this work. I really appreciate it :D

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Thanks Cindy, happy you like it :D

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful, love the textures and colors :)

  • Thanks a lot Esperenza, I really appreciate your comments

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingabout 3 years ago

    Magnificent!!! WOW!!!!!!

  • Many thanks Robin :D Glad you like it

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Marsha Free
    Marsha Freeabout 3 years ago

    Your work is phenomenal and I love the texture. You have inspired me to go outside of my comfort zone and attempt more texture in my next few paintings. Great job and an instant favorite!

  • Glad to hear that I could inspire you :D Thanks

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • highbeam
    highbeamabout 3 years ago

    I love the message here… and to frame it all from a pier, with a child looking on… creative genius is working here… SSHHHH!

  • Thanks Russell, I had to put 5 non-stop hours to get this :D

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Wow! Russell thanks!!! Just saw that you made me a feature artist in your group :D

    – Eddy Aigbe

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