I entered this new year feeling very balanced and relaxed, filled with a sense of hope and solid goals. It's quite a contrast from last January, when my life was upside-down with worry over the sudden downturn in health of my sweet old dog Cozmo, followed by his passing. I remember the first painting I did after he was gone. I mourned heavily for a long time, but felt I needed to express what I was feeling in a painting. It was a really bad painting, even though many of my fans said nice things about it. It was muddy and grey, with a faint distant rainbow. It was exactly how I was feeling. I stuffed it away in my loft and haven't looked at it since. Last week I spent a day remembering Cozmo. For a few moments I curled up in his bed and cried, the way I did many nights after he passed. It actually felt really good.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. ~ John Lennon
I think I'm in a much better place this year, and have grown leaps and bounds over the last 12 months. I think this shows in my new paintings; the colours seem to glow with peace and light. I hope my new work I plan to share with you this year also inspires joy and pleasant vibes, new dreams and big goals...
|Shades of Dusk, 18"x24" original oil painting on 1-1/2" canvas. Available to purchase for $640 HERE.|
|Peaceful Shores, 5"x7" original oil painting on 3/4" wood. Available to purchase for $70 HERE.|
|Teahouse Trail, 18"x24" original oil painting on 1-1/2" canvas. Available to purchase for $230 HERE.|
|Cabernet, 6"x8" original oil painting on 3/4" wood. Available to purchase for $85 HERE.|
All artwork images are copyright 2013 Daina Scarola, Ocean Art Studio.
That sounds great Daina! My 2012 has been the worst year in my life, really. Never before have I been so happy to celebrate the new year to leave the old year behind me. But I feel like 2013 is gonna be a good year, I feel the light in it, just like the beautiful light in your paintings. Have a wonderful 2013, filled with joy, light and good feelings!ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear last year was so terrible, Marie-France. I had no idea. I just remember you and hubby had bought a new home, went on a trip, you were doing yoga, and took up playing your cello again. It sounded so lovely, but then that's only tidbits. I know what you mean, this year already feels very positive and promising. Fingers crossed it's filled with great times!Delete
Nahh, that was 2011. :) There was however cello and yoga in 2012, and a short trip with hubby, thank god for those things!! 2013 feels fantastic already, the worst part is behind me, and looking at your paintings make me feel good inside. 13 is a lucky number! :DDelete
Felt the willies up my spine as I read this post / gazed at the newness ... the sadness, the gladness, the beauty, the ever-onward-growth (((hugggs))) ~mDelete