Friday, July 22, 2011

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
-- Robert Frost

Maybe it's the HOT weather that influenced this piece. We reached 100 degrees yesterday and it felt like it again today. I was playing with my CitraSolv papers and some alcohol inks and came up with this. Just a little experimenting. My sister is visiting this week so not much art getting done. But we are having a great time. I hope it's not near as hot or humid where you are. Personally, I'm looking forward to Fall (my favorite time of year). Meanwhile, I'm wishing summer would hurry and move on... 


Gloria said...

I'm with you Pam. I wish Summer would head on somewhere else. I'm a Spring/Fall/winter kind of gal. I become a new person during these time. I gotta say your latest piece is just out of this world! It's is awesome. I can't believe how you have made it look like it's just jumping of the page. Great work, thanks for sharing. Have loads of fun with your sister. Take care.

Netty said...

Oh wow Pam the alcohol inks look fabulous. Wonderful picture. Annette x

Franz said...

Nice work, but it's so hot! melt- !!

Ciao have a nice weekend!

Incipient Wings said...

looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...


I have only one word to describe this piece...BRILLIANT!

Have a wonderful time with your sis:)


craftattack said...

This is wonderful! And poems of Robert Frost are always a treat, too! Sorry you are having so much heat, here it is cold and wet, like Fall! Valerie

Mynx said...

Adore the painting and the poem. Hope the weather cools down for you soon

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Love it! Love it!

We have not been below 102 in several weeks now and not a drop in sight! I feel lucky that we at atleast have a few clouds hovering over.

Glad you are having a grand visit with your sister!

Lesley said...

This is amazing. Looks like you could just reach out and touch the ice.:)

Bill said...

It's very intriguing! I especially love it after reading the words you've chosen.

Martin (starwatcher521) said...

Love this relief-like creation! I nearly think I could touch it.
Please send us a bit of your summer heat, you won't miss it as it seems : )

KAT said...

very cool...I mean HOT ., I mean COOL
You know what I mean...

Carola Bartz said...

This is an amazing piece of art, Pam. I so love the color combination. I'm currently in the Pacific Northwest and it's not hot at all, but lovely. Fall is my favorite season as well, mainly because of its abundance of bold and earthy colors.

Jenn said...

What a wonderful combination and contrast! I can feel the ice!! We've had so many days of 100+ degree weather too!! Ready for it to cool down!

Pat Tillett said...

Great description. It looks hot and cold at the same time! Love the effect (whatever it is). Have a great week Pam.

Pearson Report said... have a sister to forgo the brush for, such are the lucky ones indeed.

Fire or Ice, they both entice
but preference would be the cold
for fire would surely scorch my soul.

I just love your work! I see the souls looking out from within the ice.

Wrapped in deep thoughts...I send smiles,

Christine Krauss said...

Incredible piece Pam! I LOVE this!!! I feel the bite of the cold and the burn of the heat and I'm totally with you on being anything but a summer girl as I'm wishin' the heat would move on already as well! Awesome piece of inspiration that came out of it though! You knock my socks off! Hugs xxx ♥

art2cee2 said...

Very cool piece and the poem is a perfect accompaniment. I am not too happy about out hot, humid weather either! This weekend is going to be in the 100's and they have heat advisories. I cannot wait till Fall! :-)

- T.W - said...

Send some heat over here will ya, we're getting nothing but rain here! T^T
Anyways, your artwork looks amazing! Reminds me of space and galaxies... Beautiful work!

Seth said...

Stunning piece. A little bit of what I feel like on this hot day.