Thursday, June 14, 2012

and suddenly...

watercolor

All aspects of life are in perpetual flight before us. 
Darkness and light alternate: 
after a flash, an eclipse; 
we look, we hurry, 
we stretch out our hands to seize what is passing; 
every event is a turn in the road; 
and suddenly we are old.
~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


sharing at PPF

49 comments:

  1. That's a striking painting!
    Lovely poem (or prose?) to go with it.
    Time flies by so quickly...and we are old. ;)

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  2. what beautiful words to go with your wonderful painting! It's really well done.

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  3. Oh his words are oh so true...I am living them. Your painting is beyond words wonderful...such character, and emotion he has. Wow!
    HPPF too.

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  4. wow, great painting! i love the colors and how you did the shades and shadows. and those profound words - that last line startles! yikes!

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  5. Watercolor is hard for me to do, so I really appreciate this work of yours, with all the layers of colors! Well done! patsy

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  6. That is stunning... I hope that one day i will have your watercolour skills, and your magic sense of composition...xx

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  7. Fabulous painting... striking is the word that jumped to mind, but Rita had used it. :) You've paired it well with the prose. Well done!

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  8. This is amazing! Love the colors!

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  9. Beautiful painting and the quote is great, too! Valerie

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  10. The chosen words reflect so well your wonderful painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  11. Your blog is new to me, and I love your work. Thanks for participating in PPF, so I could find you.
    Rinda

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  12. I can second the last line ... although I haven't been old before!

    Those eyes have seen all things pass- nice match with Hugo.

    A striking, strong ans atmospheric work - love it!

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  13. Your style of painting is very expressive! And the perfect words to go with it!

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  14. What a beautiful portrait - the light and shade is fantastic. I've never seen/read Les Miserables but this is such a profound piece of prose that it makes me want to.

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  15. Terrific pairing of words and painting.

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  16. Wow! Such a dramatic face. Love it!

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  17. Beautiful, beautiful portrait. I love the crows feet at the eyes and his intense look.

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  18. Gorgeous art AND words- his wrinkles are like a map of where he's been- love this!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  19. This is a magnificent portrait! There is so much beautiful character in his face.

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  20. Victor Hugo sized up our journey eloquently. You, my dear, have done a very eloquent painting of a fellow traveler. I love it. I envy your patience, your tenacity. That blitzes raw talent every time.

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  21. I shared this poem on my facebook I hope it is OK I never saw the play Les Miserables. I guess I should some day.
    I love your work so so wonderful

    -KAT-

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  22. Beautiful portrait! Love your work and will enjoy following you :). Happy PPF

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  23. not the most uplifting poem but that's life ;) it certainly is true though, eh? What an arresting portrait - so much character and of course beautiflly rendered

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  24. Wow! Wonderful painting! And such true words (unfortunately...)

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  25. Your talent blows me away...seriously!! I got your ATC and I LOVE IT!!! It's gorgeous and it will be framed and go on my wall...yes it will. :) btw, I'm posting your two ATC's, that are mine, My Man fought a good fight but lost in the end, on Monday. Seriously, I feel like I need to send you an different one to make up for the wonderful works of art you sent me. :)

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  26. Excellent portrait ~ just fantastic ~ such talent ~thanks, enjoy the weekend ^_^ ~ A Creative Harbor

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  27. Beautiful portrait! Love the skin tone and and your use of light, and the way you did the eyes. Very impressive!

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  28. Very intriguing portrait! I love the layers and textures!

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  29. What a super fabulous portrait. Simply impressive. I love it.

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  30. I love the painting you show us and love the words you wrote. You are a real artist!

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  31. Wow, so much character in the face! Love the blue highlight/shadows and the background, too. So great!

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  32. Wow! - what a great painting - love it!

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  33. Very powerful! That back side light is really working. Fabulous portrait.

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  34. Your watercolor portraits are absolutely phenomenal!
    Love your incorporation of blue hues and cool colors!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  35. Love his eyes. Beautiful portrait! Happy PPF!

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  36. Love the character in his face! Just wonderful! So much talent here!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  37. The portrait is beyond words. . . the detail, the lights and darks of it give a deep personal appeal to this person. The poem is heartfelt. Thank you. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  38. Wonderful portrait, great expression and contrasts !

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  39. I love your portrait very much. Very expressive. Love the value! The words suit it perfectly. Bravo to you!

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  40. What a beautiful portrait! Love the cool colours and the expression.

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  41. His face is so expressive and that little smile says it all!

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  42. This piece is stunning! Such beautiful depth.

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  43. A beautiful portrait and I can relate to the quote. Seize EACH day!

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