anonyrrie: Lasting Impressions

Friday, May 25, 2007

Lasting Impressions

All's Well ~ 18" x 24" ~ mixed media on wood panel

Shy Greeting ~ 16" x 16" ~ mixed media on wood panel

Lasting Impressions

Look at the slight valley of the horse between haunch and shoulder,
recalling its rider and the low hills between. Form never forgets.
Though they are free to be real horses not obscured by work,
not pull anything, they must think hard to do nothing but remember
their lovers to run the low hills and dream and eat up green landscape.
He thinks of her and the way part of him still sinks down the cushions
when he's gone. A few remembering shapes linger till the foam or feathers
take a deep breath and remember what they were. If he comes back soon
he may not be quite missing, indentations rising as if still getting up.
When he leaves he feels her still on him, a loving cinch like the feel of hat,
the hat gone.

- Allan Peterson

Cars were once known as horseless carriages. Although many people ride horses for recreation, there are also many places around the world where horses and other animals are the primary mode of transportation. These two paintings are based on some small acrylic studies I did a while back, and I actually used transfers of my original horse images in these new works. They are part of my show, Subject to Change, which opens tonight.


Blogger Jane said...

This is a lovely take on the topic "cars".
If only we could end our love affair with the darn things!

I live in England and we seem to be constantly building new roads to accomodate traffic, I think we could tarmac the whole country and we'd still get traffic jams!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Carla please accept this virtual "HUG" for tonight's opening! All good things will come from this show and I know your reception will be delightful for you and all who experience it.

Your posting for :cars: was unique and powerful.

8:49 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Very dreamy pieces. Much better than cars! Best wishes on a great opening tonight! You'll shine :)

10:59 AM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Your horses are exquisite!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Lenna said...

Steven & I will be there tonight, Carla!!!! I am very excited for you and would not miss it; also feel very lucky I can attend. I love these two new pieces, so peaceful.
hugs from lenna

11:50 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

lovely pieces, carla! i love the way you paint trees. i hope your opening is a great one tonight!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

With these two paintings I can, once again, see that you're finding your artistic voice, so to speak. As a committed "Racing Car Gal" I should admit that I rather expected to find something shiny & fast. Wait a miniute! That's what I did see! :)

12:44 PM  
Blogger tiffini elektra x said...

Fabulous idea! Dang those colors are gorgeous! Beautiful pieces - I hope your show opening was wonderful. Wish I could have been there.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Wonderful use of complimentary colors, Carla

Hope the reception went well tonight. I am sure it did. hugs to you

10:39 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Oh congratulations and best wishes for your show tonite Carla! If these paintings are any indication of what is in your show you will be a hit! Beautiful!!!

11:44 PM  
Blogger isay said...

ohh how can i forget these beautiful horse paintings you did-they are really beautiful and a nice take for this week's topic.

Congratulations once again and though i have posted this late, i am sure you had a great show.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

horses are so much gentler and appealing than cars! Beautiful paintings.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Great take on the topic... I thought of the 'get a horse!' angle with a cowboy riding past a broken down pickup, but I'm terrible drawing horses. Nicely done.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Jeannine said...

I love how you used "horseless carriage" for this week's theme! The colors you've used here are wonderful!

Congratulations on your show!

9:39 PM  
Blogger kj said...

let it be officially known that these paintings are jb's favorites. she said so as she stood in front of both original paintings at your gallery opening, which was all quite wonderful.


4:48 AM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Such beautiful pictures of horsies! Good luck with your show!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

beautiful work~

11:09 AM  
Anonymous belinda said...

what a beautiful scenery and i love the colors!

11:40 AM  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

these are absolutely gorgeous!!! beautiful colors & scenery!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Cheryl Finley: said...

Hi Carla,
"Lasting Impressions" indeed! These two painting have a fairy tale-ish feel to me; makes me still believe in unicorns and such. Thanks for the ride...
Oh..and I love the colors :)

11:45 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Oooh! Horses! I just get giddy when I see horse art. Beautiful and well done. You captured the spirit of these lovely creatures quite well. Great take on cars! :)

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Pilar said...

Wow! I love your use of purple in these studies. Wordsworth and William Carlos Williams come to mind when I look at these pieces. :D

11:50 PM  
Blogger md said...

like th e earthy feelings these give off good luck with ur show

11:07 PM  
Blogger steve said...

This is probably the most unique entry for this subject so far Carla. You really have a knack for illuminating objects and settings and bringing an almost spiritual quality to your work. I hope you had a wonderful opening Carla!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Susan Tuttle said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, as always! Your work always stirs something in my soul.

Thank you for sharing.


8:36 PM  

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