Medium: Acrylics, paper, acrylic medium
Size: 16" X 12"
Process: Brushes, pallete knife, and fingers
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Lynda Robinson Fine Art Awards
Medium Master Acrylic
SoJie 12, August 2011
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)
“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.”