Friday, 6 June 2014

"New Beginning"

I made this small painting purely for fun, but it turned out a little more metaphysical. There is this cute little man, more likely to be a children's book character than a serious art figure, and he is saying goodbye to the tiny yellow pet bird before letting it fly away to the unknown, free with all other birds. There's no horizon visible, so we don't really know where the bird is going, but the colours of the sky suggest that there will be a happy ending. It's a story about love which always respects the freedom of the loved ones. And it's a story about life the future of which we cannot see but we always hope that it will be good.



"New Beginning", 17x23 cm, acrylic on board


Have a wonderful weekend and see you all on Monday as usual :)




16 comments:

  1. Love your painting Marielle, so poignant! Thank you for visiting my blog and I'm now following you as well. Have a great weekend, Deb

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    1. Thanks, Deb :) I enjoy reading your blog. It's very inspiring for me.

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  2. This is such an interesting painting Marielle !
    I am enjoying the interpretation.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it so much :)

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  3. Oh I love your story and you illustration. B

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  4. Hi Marielle,

    Love the sweet but sad little painting.
    Reminds me of the time our daughter let our little canary go and he flew outside - luckily I put the cage outside up a tree and two days later he returned to it. Could not believe it when I saw him sitting in the cage. Usually other birds attack them when they are loose.
    Happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. He returned! How sweet! And lucky, too. Thanks, Carolyn :)

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  5. Dear Marielle - I truly love this painting. You capture the feeling in the face of this little man and one can actually feel this through your painting. Just love it.

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    1. Thank you, Saucy :) I don't know why, but this painting turned out to be very personal and I like it very much myself. I'm so happy that you do, too.

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  6. Your paintings are wonderful and I love the stories you put with them. The little man's eyes say everything.

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    1. Thank you so much. You're really kind :)

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  7. Dear Marielle - not only do you paint beautifully but you write so well. I love the fact that this painting tells a lovely story. I am so glad I found your blog. It is always a treat to see what you are working on. Have a great day.

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    1. Oh, Debbie, thank you so much! I'm always happy to see you here and even happier to know that I can add something nice to your life :) It means a lot to me.

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  8. I would buy a children's book with your illustrations in an instant- I have a whole collection, waiting for grandchildren to read to.

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  9. Thank you so much, Karin. I will certainly think what I can do :)

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