Friday, December 13, 2013

Table For One

Table for One
9 x 12 inch mixed media on birch panel
available on Etsy


This was painted in October after a discussion with someone who lost her husband years ago when he was only in his 50's.  She would not mind my telling you that she has never gotten over that loss, and  now that she is 87, seeing him again is all she can think about.  As I painted this I thought of how many have gone through this and that this is also what divorce looks like...because divorce is like death for many.  These are bleak thoughts I know, but they are a reality of the world we live in.


detail of Table for One


I don't wish to spread a spirit of gloom, so let me point out that the chair next to her is empty...which leaves plenty of room for possibility. 


detail of Table for One


Hope prevails...always


18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful painting capturing something so poignant. I instantly thought of this quote

    Nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has loved you.

    Selma Lagerlöf

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    1. This quote is absolutely beautiful Vivienne. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. This is such a meaningful painting! It's beautiful, sad and hopeful! Even for those people who have not met their special someone yet! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. I Stacy! I was in your shop the other day...your crows look as wonderful as ever. Hugs back. xo

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  3. It's not gloomy I don't think. No one wants to be separated from the one they love. I am sure your image will resonate with the right person:)

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  4. I always believe we go through sad or tough times for a reason. It may not be easy but with faith and hope one can get through it. I Love your painting my friend.

    Hugs~

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  5. your painting deals with these life moments in such a poignant way, lovely

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  6. very thoughtful.....I love the symbols

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  7. This one is showing some confidence in technique and awareness of how the colors we use add to the power of the subject matter.
    I can never write a simple comment to your work because there is nothing simple about it. This one is very moving. I have been there with the empty chair. Divorced and in pain. / loss of a child / loss of parents and dear dear friends and I know it will continue. Life. We all experience it.
    Now - if you had put a red chair ...

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    1. Love your sharing spirit Julie and thank you for your constant encouragement.

      Red chair? You might have to explain that one to me. I am slow.

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  8. This piece has a real ghostly feel to it, but is still so beautiful. I can feel your thoughts in it. Thanks again for checking my blog for me. I guess the problem was from the FASO website, or at least my link from there. Have a great Sunday Lisa!

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    1. Glad you figured it out Jennifer. Thank you for you nice comment. :)

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  9. Wow! So beautiful, at first it seems sad, but as you say the chair is at presently unoccupied, that is different to being empty, and I like the idea of there being hope, The image can represent all sorts of loss and it is always comforting to leave space for hope. Fabulous work!

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  10. PRECIOUS ART, PRECIOUS REMINDERS! XO

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  11. I remember your story, all to well about the commission in November Lisa, and just spied it...Medicine Man I think it was titled, it is exquisite!

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  12. Thank you for all your warm and kind comments friends.

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  13. the detail almost tells the story aswell as the whole image ..the timber gives a wonderful richness .... wonderful textures ....wishing you and your family a very happy christmas lisa

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