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Green Sea

20 Nov

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I love the turmoil of the open sea.  It is both chaotic and beautiful at the same time.  The sea can move from placid to turbulent in an instant.  Isn’t life a bit like the sea: unpredictable, discomforting (at times), beautiful, uncertain, peaceful, quiet, wild, gentle, clamorous?  I don’t group all the positive adjectives describing life together nor all the negative adjectives together because we don’t experience life that way.  A single day can include a multiplicity of opposing feelings, experiences, and encounters.  Life is like the sea.

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12 Responses to “Green Sea”

  1. Hollis Hildebrand-Mills November 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    I agree. I do know you did a good job drawing the ocean. I tried in Nantucket last summer and to look at my paper, all you see is straight lines back and forth. I thought: How do I improve on that? (Looking at the water) You managed to make it look different and yet LIKE the ocean.

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    • said-simply November 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      I am determined to be a good “water” painter! 🙂 I love trying to capture the beauty and unpredictability of the sea. Funny how something so tumultuous is for many of us a source of peace and reflection. I grew up sailing and have stories of being out on the water when a storm erupts and the boat takes on water or having to crash it into the rocks to get out of unsafe conditions. But I love those times and those memories are treasures!

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      • Hollis Hildebrand-Mills November 20, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

        They sound wonderful. Scary at the time, but wonderful !

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      • said-simply November 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

        That’s true! There were some adrenaline spiking moments out there. But its one of the places I most bonded with my father and for that I’m so thankful!

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      • Hollis Hildebrand-Mills November 20, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

        🙂

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  2. FreeRangeCow November 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    So freakin’ true! Excellent post! Art mimicking life, for sure!

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    • said-simply November 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      Thank you! It seems like art almost necessarily mimics life in that as an avenue of human expression what we most deeply feel and treasure comes out in our art. I always appreciate your thoughtful comments! You get cow bailed out of jail yet? 🙂

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      • FreeRangeCow November 20, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

        LOL…no, I need a vacation. Cow stays put. ;oP I often comment to hubby that great art comes from a deep deep place…good and bad. Like a phoenix rising from the flames!

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      • said-simply November 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

        Lol! Cow has it pretty good from what I can tell! Totally agree, isn’t that what draws us to other’s art? The depth of expression, the passion, the pain, the reality. Good stuff!

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  3. acuriousgal November 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Love this, as always!!!

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  4. Moore to ponder January 11, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    I appreciate what you said here in your description. I like the painting, too.

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