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stock used:
mine
AutumnsGodess stock
frozenstocks

Featured in:
The World As We See It, or as we missed it—April 2012
The Silky Touch—April 2012
The Torch—April 2012
Alt—April 2012
Live, Love, Dream—May 2012
Art Universe—July 2013

Tags

texture, red, tapestry, redhair, cross, neck corset, gothic, impermanence, shadows, foreshadowing, fading, resignation, victoriana

Comments

  • Paolofranco1
    Paolofranco1about 2 years ago

    Sometimes memories are nothing more than a wall in the darkness that we feel, deep our nails deep into, hoping to taste the intoxication of stains, moments past. Sometimes they sweep upon us as strong as the Divine, the hand of God, bringing us low with a sense of wet eye clarity. Other times, we just dig and cry upon the blank slate of us, the raw truth.

    Your painting is beautiful like the passion of days and nights within the heart.

  • And your comment etches deeper meaning into it, dear Paolo! Memories—they do tear us in agony and sometimes, in hindsight, in the realization of culpability, it can be quite unbearable. But raw truth, hard as it is, as merciless as it can feel, is sometimes the greatest mercy. It’s a solid ground to go upward from. New earth. Thank you for such a beautiful and deeply poetic comment, Paolo. You are always see many, many layers beneath the surface.

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 2 years ago

  • Many thanks, Pops!!

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 2 years ago

    I like the feel of this

  • Thank you so very much, George. I loved doing this one—it took awhile but I really am pleased with the results.

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, fabulous work !

  • Thank you so very much, Jan!

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • autumnsgoddess
    autumnsgoddessabout 2 years ago

    lovely work!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiabout 2 years ago

    Great shot Top title

  • Thank you, Gii!

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Jen, intriguing and poetic, love, xxoxo

  • Thank you! I always think of you when I’m doing anything with a red theme! You’ve made that indelible of a mark on me. I could be 80 and see the color and red and think of Anna.

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 2 years ago

    gorgeously graceful!!love the deco:))

  • Thank you so much, LisaBeth!

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 2 years ago

  • Merci, Francis!

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 2 years ago

    “Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us!
    {Robert Burns}

    A really terrific creation!!! Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

  • Thank you so very much, Bill! And thank you, Robert Burns!

    – Jennifer Rhoades

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