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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blackbird

For Micael -- Love You.
This is my painting for Paint Party Friday. I'm early two weeks in a row! :) This is for a very special friend who has inspired me in more ways than I can ever begin to name. Here are the song and lyrics by Alter Bridge that also helped inspire the painting:


Blackbird
The willow it weeps today
A breeze from the distance is calling your name
Unfurl your black wings and wait
Across the horizon it's coming to sweep you away
It's coming to sweep you away
Let the wind carry you home
Blackbird fly away
May you never be broken again
The fragile cannot endure
The wrecked and the jaded a place so impure
The static of this cruel world
Cause some birds to fly long before they've seen their day
Long before they've seen their day
Let the wind carry you home
Blackbird fly away
May you never be broken again
Beyond the suffering you've known
I hope you find your way
May you never be broken again
Ascend, may you find no resistance
Know that you made such a difference
All you leave behind will live to the end
The cycle of suffering goes on
But memories of you stay strong
Someday I too will fly and find you again
Let the wind carry you home
Blackbird fly away
May you never be broken again
Beyond the suffering you've known
I hope you find your way
May you never be broken again
May you never be broken again

58 comments:

Martin (starwatcher521) said...

You're an incredible paintress! You should be famous, my God ;-)

Pat Tillett said...

Like the song...
Love the painting!

Pam Tucker said...

Martin: Oh, you are too kind... Thank you SO much! Your words always encourage me! :)

Pat: Thank you! I love that song. I can't get enough of it right now. ;)

ॐ Rabbit said...

Wow. The song matches the painting matches the song so well.

You knew I would love this one.

I do.

Much.

Pam Tucker said...

SO glad to hear that! :)
Isn't that song great?!

David Allen Waters said...

wonderful work.

Lovkyně said...

gorgeous. my creative endeavors are often inspired by music. adds that extra element. it's like completing a circle.

Pam Tucker said...

David: Thank you!

Ven: Thank you! Music is a BIG inspiration for me at the moment. You're right, about completing a circle. I LIKE that! :)

Christine said...

Beautiful painting. Looking forward to PPF tomorrow!

Sherry said...

I love the painting, very nice.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Excellent work. I'd give anything to be able to draw or paint. I can't do it. So I write instead. And Micael is the best isn't he?

brendathour said...

I love the painting!

Pam Tucker said...

Christine: Hi! Thank you! I'm really looking forward to PPF, too! :)

Sherry: Thanks, sis! ;)

Bouncin' Barb: Hi! Thank you! Good to see you! Yes, Micael IS the absolute best! :)

Brenda: Oh, thank you so much! I appreciate it. :)

Tammie said...

Hi Pam,

your art is wonderful and is perfect with this song. I love hearing where an artist gets their inspiration, thanks for sharing your song.

Gloria said...

Love the painting Pam, and the music too. Very nicely done. Happy PPF.

Hybrid J said...

Loving the black bird painting. It has strength and motion. Nice work! ;)

Mynx said...

Your art is glorious and I love the song. Wandered over here from Rabbit's but I saw you at the Den too. Hope you dont mind if I continue to visit.

Rosie Kaplan said...

Very powerful image. Same stule as the big one you had up the other day.

NatashaMay said...

Love the crow and the texture in the background is amazing.

Bill said...

Only you could make a blackbird fly across painted rainbow skies. Beautiful!

Pointy Pix said...

Another beautifully emotional painting, Pam. I cant listen to the song as it says video not available but i def will google it later on as the lyrics are really moving.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is SO beautiful, haunting and beautiful! I always look forward to seeing what you'll come up with :)
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Deanna said...

Love the stark contrast between the light sky and the blackbird. You did an amazing job with this. I'm sure your friend will be very proud!

La Abela said...

The painting makes a perfect match with the song ... is amazing. Well!
A hug

SHERI C said...

The dripping wings are quite dramatic. Nice piece here.

Marlene said...

This is a really beautiful painting.

Netty said...

Oooh Pam your beautiful painting is so uplifting and love the words you have added on your blog. I am very much in the learning stage and haven't found my style yet, am hoping to soon and then hopefully I will be inspired. You totally inspire me. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Yvonne said...

Music inspires me as well. Love your work!

art2cee2 said...

Very nice! I love how you created movement. It looks as if the bird is in flight! :-)

ileana said...

Original and inspirational! Love the colors you used around the bird.

J~ said...

visiting on Rabbit's recommendation, so glad I did. Love your colors, emotion and flow. I will be back!!

Toni said...

What an incredible piece. I love the crow. very graffiti-ish which you know is just my thing :D

EVA said...

Powerful song and very powerful painting!!

I love it!

So great it was so synchronistic for the party and I love that you included the song that inspired you for us to listen to.

Georgina Dollface said...

Stopped by from Rabbit's place today. Wow, what amazing work. I'm looking forward to exploring your archives for more of your paintings. Your blogroll looks well stocked too with more fine mixed-media artists. Have a great weekend! - G

Kristin Dudish said...

What a fantastic painting! I love the textures...

It is so great to see/hear your musical inspiration - and how perfect for this week. (The lyrics made me cry... beautiful.)

xo
Kristin

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow!! Love this....it is jaw-dropping gorgeous...I have an affinity and love for all blackbirds..this is mega-beautiful, soul-touching and mesmerizing..shine on..one of my faves now!hugs!!
Victoria~~

Carola Bartz said...

Pam, this is incredibly beautiful. The lyrics of the song match this painting perfectly.

Melisa said...

LIKE!

Anne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

lenoracle said...

Your painting is amazing! I absolutely love the subtle texture and color, it really makes the painting, along with the composition.

Msartist said...

Love your blackbird! Happy PPF! Thanks for sharing the music too.
I was late this week lol. ~Theresa

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Pam, this is just gorgeous!! I love the trails from the wings, showing movement and flight...the little patches of blues and other colors peeking through the cloudy white, and the way the bird's image just pulls the eye right too it. Happy weekend :)

ThisTinder said...

Something very powerful and resilient yet subtle in your painting - great work!
~Kerry

gemma said...

LOVE THIS PAM!
Honestly this speaks to me.
Nice!

dthaase said...

really cool style

angelself said...

Its a wonderfully strong and spiritual painting. Thanks for sharing =) Kathryn

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is a very deep painting!!! wonderful work Pam!!!

I also hope you pop by every Saturday on my blog for "Sweet Saturdays"

Pearson Report said...

Pam this is a beautiful piece in so many ways - both your painting and the words that accompany your work.

Deep feelings are brought to the surface...
Jenny

Annabelle said...

Speaks out it's creator's soul.

Adore this painting....just so beautiful!


Annabelle ~^..^~

peggy gatto said...

your texture is so soft, reminds me of a linen material. The bird seems woven into the background and then appears to come out. A dreamy painting! Is that pastel?

Pam Tucker said...

Hi Peggy. Thank you!

The base was a coat of gesso and some random scraps of old book pages glued here and there. The rest is just layers of acrylic paint, scraped and re-applied. That's it! :)

Nicola said...

Wow this is a BEAUTIFUL painting!!! So much feeling in this one!!! Thank you for sharing the song too!!! Beautiful work :0)

Lori Saul said...

I love how you consistantly express yourself in relation to inspiration; be it a book, a song or poem. You always grab the essence of the inspiration and create something new from your heart! Love this Pam!

Lynn Stevens said...

Very deep and meaningful, wonderfully done!

Jenny Blair said...

simply stunning! Your paintings convey so much emotion, the colours and texture and movement..just amazing!
Wowwwwwww! :)x

Julie said...

Stunning! And so powerful!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Great flow of energy. SO vibrant.

Maria Papadopoulou said...

Wonderful work. I would like to dedicate this poem to those who got hit so many times in the same place...until one day, they broke.