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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hope

Hope
What's the use
of something
as unstable
and diffuse as hope--
the almost-twin
of making do,
the isotope
of going on:
what isn't in
the envelope
just before
it isn't:
the always tabled
righting of the present.
--Kay Ryan

This is another of my encaustic paintings. It's also my (pink) entry for this week's Summer of Color, although I'm a little late for the party. 

We literally had two tons of gravel delivered to the house and are going back for more! So I've been shoveling gravel and doing a lot of work outside. That doesn't leave much time for art at the end of the day. :( I'm finding that I'm not as young as I used to be and when the evening comes I seem to want to just take it easy now (not to mention the sore muscles)! Hopefully this last load will be the end of it and I can get back to my painting. ;)

29 comments:

Junibears said...

I think your encaustic painting is quite beautiful Pam. I love the colours. I'd love to have it on my wall! Hugs June xx

sugar Creek said...

This is beautiful and I love how it "moves". I've wanted to give that a try it looks like fun!
Oh I know what you mean about shoveling rock..that is a JOB!!

NatashaMay said...

Love this pinks and the blue makes it extra special. Just beautiful! And take some rest, Pam. You deserve it. :)

Kristin said...

This. Is. Stunning. I love what you have created - the swirls and bold colors! Just beautiful. Thank you for playing and good luck on your home project! xo

Melinda said...

I love your encaustic paintings they're beautiful especially this one.

Bill said...

It's gorgeous! The textures are amazing! The colors are stupendous! I guess I like it.

By the way, I'd be dead after shoveling just a couple of shovels full of gravel. You must be Wonder Woman!

Sharon said...

I love your encaustic. Colors are beautiful.Take it easy with the gravel. I've been through that and need to do our pathways again. I swear the earth eats my gravel as I sleep.LOL

craftattack said...

Beautiful painting, Pam, and I love the quote. Have a good rest now, sounds like you need it! Valerie

Pat Tillett said...

I won't even pretend to know what "encaustic" means, but I love the depth and texture of this piece. The shapes are amazing. It kind of looks like one of those NASA renderings of an exploding galaxy or something. Very nice!

Stacy Wills said...

delicious image - so alive!

Janelle said...

This is beautiful. I love the way that the colors dance and swirl around each other.
Someday I would love to try encaustic painting. I looks like it would be a lot of fun.
Good luck with the outside work.

Netty said...

Fabulous infusion of colours Pam and a great quote, so fitting. Oooh you must be aching like mad, but it will obviously look fab when finished. Annette x

Lori Saul said...

Hi Pam,
I know about the shoveling... I have planted over 75 plants and spread bark and soil for the past 3 weeks ( a different kind of creativity )! Love this study in Pink and the Ryan poem. I have her book on my iPad and read a little bit every day. She is hard for me to understand sometimes but I keep at it and re- read and see new things each time in her work. Love your inspiration in this piece!

David Allen Waters said...

hope...the ever elusive ghost..

beautiful work dear Puck

Pam Tucker said...

Thank you ALL! Your words always encourage me to keep going. :)

June: Hello, my friend! Good to see you! Thank you for the kind words. Big hug to you!

Stacy: Hi! Thanks so much for your comment! :)

Bill: No, not Wonder Woman, Dead Woman if I have to do too much more. ;)

Pat: Thank you! They DO have that look about them, don't they? :)

Lori: Kay Ryan is quickly becoming one of my new favorite poets (I have so many)! I find such inspiration in her words.

Pam Tucker said...

David: Thank you, as always! ;)

joanna said...

Hi Pam! what beautiful shades of pink! you've created a gorgeous piece!

Noemi said...

I am speechless. I love, love this piece.
I have seen many wonderful pink pieces made, but I think that this one is the one I like the most.
I HOPE you can get done with your house improvements and dedicate more time to painting.

Terrie said...

I absolutely love your pink painting! It's abstract and full of movement, subtle but energetic. I've never tried encaustic - but I'm seeing lots of it out there so might give it a try. Yours is just the inspiration I need!
Thanks for visiting my site!

Kimmie said...

Outstanding!!! I love that you are continuing creating your paintings!
Big Hug!

Nan said...

This is beyond beautiful. I just love it. I clicked on it to enlarge and thought the details were really wonderful!

Mandy said...

this is amazing...i am going to look up how you did it...i love hope too...i live for it...thanks for haring your beautiful work...xxx

helena said...

beautiful energy and life in your piece

creatingme said...

really lovely!

Gloria said...

Lots of movement and energy in your piece Pam. Love it!

Julie said...

You always create such beautiful pieces. I love the swirling dance of this one.

Joanna said...

So pretty!

Jenny said...

Oh Pam, I adore your painting... what an amazing explosion of color... just love it...

Jenny x

Sherry said...

love love love the pink explosions - almost like fireworks in my favorite colors