Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dig in

I sketched my mother some years back, the drawing has been the foundation of many other pieces and experiments including this.

I seem to be on repeat - feel free to visit My Mother's Land: it's about digging, oh and stinging.

Think I've got VIP membership now, at the Camel Saloon - else escorted off the premises for loitering! Thank you, Russell Streur.


Leslie Morgan said...

Beautiful sketch AND poem, Rachel ~ the sting of the nettles, indeed.

I think you are right where you belong at The Camel Saloon!

McGuire said...

I like the painting, a lightness of colour/touch, very well drawn - a delicate moment captured.

My sketches are horrific, one day I'll post some.

Been I will since I heard from you.

Hope New Zealand is recovering from the quake.

Keep up the goood brush work.


Lori said...

That poem oddly reminds me of my childhood too. Isn't that strange? I looove the painting. It relaxes me.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks Les,

and yes, I'm really happy and grateful to have made a connection with the Saloon.

Rachel Fenton said...

Hey McGuire,

good to see you here - I've not been getting about much.


Off to a fundraiser for the quake this eve - hopefully Christchurch can recover at least physically reasonably quickly - though with aftershocks it looks to be a slow and dangerous process.

Rachel Fenton said...

Lori -

I can see how working the land might evoke Romania - your grandparents?

I'm glad the picture relaxes you - that's lovely, though it did nothing to put me to sleep when I posted this at 4am!

Kass said...

Love the lay-over of colors and moods in that sketch.

The poem also paints an accurate picture of mood and memory. Nice work.

Rachel Fenton said...

Hey Kass, thank you.

I'm really glad you liked these pieces.

Dave King said...

Wonderfully sensitive and stated with great clarity. You should be very proud of it.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you for your support, Dave - much appreciated.

Sofluid said...

What a lovely piece of art and a beautiful poem, too. Do you dabble in art a lot? I studied art at university. Though I specialised in sculpture, I adored drawing and painting, too. Must get creative with my sketching pencils again sometime soon! :)

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks so much - I paint a lot and studied art, then design, then ceramics, then art/sculpture - I'd love to see some of your art work!