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Thursday, April 9, 2015

"H" is for Heart - A to Z Challenge

"H" is for Heart. When Farrah Ferand, my heroine in Evening of the Dragonfly, decides she wants to paint a heart composition for her one-person exhibition, she intends to create an artwork titled "Happy Heart". She has always been fond of heart art and now has her high school students working on heart paintings.

"Emerging Heart" ©Mary Montague Sikes
However, as she works on her painting, she grows sad. After all, her romance with Dirk Lawrence isn't working out as she hoped. There are more complications than she knows how to handle. Now, she doesn't know if she will include this 20" x 16" painting, "Emerging Heart", in the show.

As you can see, Farrah is torn between two art styles: her work in acrylics and her watercolor paintings on canvas. Perhaps she will have settled on a style by the time she completes the paintings for her exhibition.

What do you think about "Emerging Heart"? Should she include it in her art show?

For those of you who have just joined this blog journey:
Evening of the Dragonfly is a novel set in the 1980s, a time less complicated than today. Farrah Ferand has a high school art teaching job in a small Virginia town. She meets Dirk Lawrence, a businessman from the city, who takes an interest in her and in her painting and is helping her build a studio over the garage in her rented home. Farrah is thrilled to have the studio because she has a one-person art exhibition scheduled. As she works on new paintings, Farrah realizes things about herself, her relationships, and the tragic loss of her mother. We encounter some of her realizations as new paintings and parts of painting are unveiled each day during the A to Z Challenge. My book is available in trade paperback and as an e-book.

7 comments:

Joanne said...

just visiting. I like the heart pic, sounds like a good story.

emilia.m said...

I always thought a heart is two question marks facing each other...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a very sad heart... (Because it's blue.)

Jerralea said...

I think she should include it. It will speak to someone!

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

Beautiful Mary! She should include it because of the emotion it evokes.

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Susan Kane said...

"Evening of the Dragon Fly" is an awesome title. I love the returning home to re-discover what was there all along.

Over from the A to Z.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Joanne, thanks for visiting!

Emilia, a heart can be like that...

Alex, blue does make it sad. I discovered that as I was painting.

Jerralea, I think Farrah will include it. It's growing on her.

Sharon, thank you!

Susan, thank you for liking the title of my book.