Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday November 12, 2012

Fragments III #130  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments III #131  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

In Fragments III #130 I am working with a graduation of green and of red to orange.  I am reminded of many mountains, like the Sandia de Christo of New Mexico, washed in the color of the sunset, as only in New Mexico, land of enchantment.  And in Fragments III #131, the composition is interesting to me.  There are color changes and value changes through out the work.  There appears to be changes in the patterns, from small to large, because of these changes.  It is funny when we work, we may have one thing in mind, and something else happens, just like life.

I am again working at the editing of the series of my work.  I think the whole will be stronger because of the editing.  But the question of what to keep and what to let go?  Sometimes it is difficult, I see a work and I remember, what was overcome to complete the work, it may not be the strongest, and yet it is "dear."  I try to be merciless in my decisions, though it breaks my heart to let "my children go, to know they will not go on, will not live."  It seems each piece was "a trial by fire."


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, hard to let any creative work go. Sending you strength!

Laura said...

always a difficult question Annell...this releasing, this clinging, this breath in and out. looking at your work reminds me so much of college days when I was studying textile design.

Mary said...

Beautifully creative, Annell.

erin said...

your patience and perseverance astound me.

i wonder if it is not an act of creation to let go, as well?


SandyCarlson said...

Your explanations of your work are as lyrical as the work itself! I learn so much here. The editing....I would love to see the outtakes in their own collection!

Elizabeth said...

There is something to be said for not gaining recognition until after death: someone else must do the editing, the sorting, the decision making. My thoughts are with you,