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Sunday, November 08, 2009

The finished drawing


Samhain, Cavatina, 11/6/2009, pencil on Bristol (smooth) paper, 14 x 11 inches

I finished it finally (started it September 27th)...the "bigger" they are, the longer they take to make, I usually like little 'uns the best, but sometimes a big 'un is right for the time and I was so out of sorts feeling I needed the space to wander so forgive the meandering, aimlessness of it, these drawings are more personal as I work out things, focus, look inward for peace, go with the flow...you have no idea...or maybe you do. I usually name them as pieces of classical music because the lines and shapes remind me of sound...this one reminds of the 5th movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13, Opus 130



(TNUA Concert Hall, Taipei March 21, 2008 Peter Winograd, violin, Laurie Carney, violin, Daniel Avshalomov, viola, Wolfram Koessel, cello)

My father-in-law passed away on November 5th...we see him off tomorrow...a bittersweet time...the Cavatina seems appropriate...

This piece of music also has significance in my novel, The Fractured Hues of White Light, (soon to be released, hopefully before Christmas!)

(Yes, I know...how do you find the time! I just do.)

7 comments:

Mar said...

i am sorry for your loss laura

lovely drawing

it reminds of baroque glass a favorite of mine that is used a lot in backgrounds...

i like the addition of music to painting too...i notice it being used a lot and the strokes mimic the notes...very intriquing (sp)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Beautiful selection and drawing... your Artwork seems to flow from the music ...

what a lovely remembrance dedicated to your father in law...

and the very best to you on your new book... wow!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

The piece is exquisite and the music perfect. The loss, I'm sure difficult...I am sorry.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Laura,
I'm so sorry about the passing of your father-in-law.
The drawing is wonderful. i love the layering, the depth, the flowing lines. It does, indeed, remind me of music.

La Dolce Vita said...

Laura, sorry to hear of your loss. this post though is a lovely remembrance and the music is divine. I think I will play it in the studio today. your drawing is wonderful and congrats on your new book. would love to find a copy and read it. best wishes on great book sales!

Poetic Artist said...

I am sorry for your loss.
I like the drawing.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Beautiful! You captured the music so well. Sincere condolences on your loss. Peace be with you.