anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Clear

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Illustration Friday - Clear

What We Need Is Here

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.

Wendell Berry - ( 1934- )

(16" x 20" acrylic on stretched canvas)


Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Hi there! Wow, Carla, you are really mastering the way light shines on a landscape! Wonderful depth, texture and representation of not only the forest, but also the trees! :-)

2:43 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

beautiful work!

3:26 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

i agree with amy wonderful painting

3:28 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

They look like they're dancing! Lovely lovely work, Carla.

4:43 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i love he way the light is shining on these dancing trees! Great colours Carla!

4:43 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Most definitely Carla. Your landscapes are looking great!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Love the painting, would love to take a walk there. :-)

5:47 PM  
Blogger RonniHall said...

This is beautiful and tranquil. I really needed to see this forest right now. thank you.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh so magical and the colors are really soothing.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

This is my favorite of your paintings so far. I love the light you've captured in this. It seems to be warm and soft and glowing and it's warming up my chilly room. I'm trying to figure out what you did with color to get that glow. It's so masterfully done and so lovely!

8:15 PM  
Blogger melba said...

I love this on so many levels.
The colors, the thought behind the piece, the poem. It all works together.

Hope school is going well. Love your visits to my blog. Your wisdom and kind words make me smile.


8:52 PM  
Blogger melba said...

and I love the updates on your website. It is looking so good! great layout and so nice to see all your work together like this.

8:54 PM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

oh lovely!!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Thanks for the message, Carla...really appreciate it. take care -

8:52 AM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Like thin elegant hands reaching up to tickle the leaves. Excellent work, as always.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Cez said...

so beautiful it!!!

11:04 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Luminescent!! Just beautiful.

12:33 PM  
Blogger String said...

That is gorgeous! I love those forests, well done, great vibe!

12:47 PM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

beautiful fall work

12:48 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

What a lovely painting - those trees look like you've only to turn your head away and they'd start dancing but are too shy to when observed!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Wow, love the color girl!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Something about Birch trees. Love them! Very beautiful and ethereal about this piece. Gorgeous as always!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Ces said...

Your landscape drawings are so delicate and convey a sense of serenity.

7:28 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

A beautiful painting and great choice of poetry. Bravo!

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so bright and full of hope. Clear and pure beauty of nature at its best and what a fabulous way you have captured those lights. Wov!

5:20 AM  
Blogger susan said...

clearly beautiful!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Random York said...

Clearly beautiful! You have a gift for color!

8:34 AM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

Carla, that is a wonderful composition. I love the play of yellow on the top and bottom. It is not just a painterly painting of trees but a study of direction and color intersecting.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Always impressive. Beautiful work, Carla.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Meltem Sozer said...

Great work as always Carla. I love how you rendered the light on the leaves.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I wish I can see the fall colors someday.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

Very nice

10:44 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

This is really beautiful Carla. Birch trees are perhaps my favorite, and this looks like heaven. And thank-you, btw, for your encouragement regarding NaNo. :0)

1:33 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

the birch trees are wonderful...looks very peaceful!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I love your new portrait- You have such a sunshine smile! This painting is really wonderful. It's so full of life.

11:27 AM  
Blogger victoria said...

The birches swing with such delight and joy in being!

Love your paintings.
The idea of Friday Illustrations is great.


1:13 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!!

4:09 PM  
Blogger scarecrow said...

Very nice work!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Max said...

I'm seeing a great, loose Van Gogh thing happening here. Nice!

6:44 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Wonderful design and the yellows are balanced perfectly, in lesser hands this could have looked like a lemon meringue pie with legs.
The autumn light contrast with the deepening shawdows of the woods is such a treat. Beautiful!

7:34 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I'm sure I meant shadows.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

You've painted my favorite trees, and they're beautiful!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'm stepping in, the leaves would make beautiful music, mmm that would clear my head fer sure!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

This is sooo beautiful. I was updating blogs and wow, have you changed. I like it but funny, I would not bookmark it now as I did when your worK was more graphic. Glad I stuck around for the change!

Not to be a downer, but sometimes a change is a sign.. everything okay?

11:10 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Beautifully painted in warm inviting colors, Carla. If it weren't nightime I would get up and go for a walk in the woods.

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful words too!

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It´s true, our heart is there...
Wonderful landscape, love the light!

9:56 AM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Carla you are some landscape painter! I love this! Do you still have fall colors or all your leaves about gone as our are?

1:05 PM  
Blogger kj said...

hello carla, i just want to stop by to say thanks for andrea. i wouldn;t know her without your prompt. i wish i were an artist so i could hope for and look forward to your wise comments.


1:28 PM  
Blogger wynlen said...

Beautiful. I love the colors.


2:08 PM  
Blogger Babe in the Woods said...

This is stunning. I love it. All your work is beautiful. If it gets in your way, I have just the spot for it.

Sorry I haven't stopped by and commented before, our October has been awful and I didn't have the heart to comment. I love looking at all your work.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Beth Berst said...

You did a superb job with the colors here Carla.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Natura said...

Beautiful, your acrilycs are really good!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glimmering and gorgeous - draws one in1

3:19 PM  
Blogger modroom said...

Wow it keeps on moving with life when I look at it! Love the quote too.

7:44 PM  
Blogger AG said...

wow, you've improved so much over the span of a few months! i love the colours you've used here and the little "path leading into the woods. awesome!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Roland Mechael said...

lovely pic! nice work!

1:47 PM  
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