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Monday, April 20, 2015

"Q" is for Quiet - A to Z Blog Challenge

"Quiet" ©Mary Montague Sikes
Farrah Ferand, the heroine of my novel, Evening of the Dragonfly, continues to work in her studio as she creates a series of paintings for her one-person show in the Richmond art gallery. For "Q" Farrah has returned to her Colorism-style, working with Golden fluid acrylic paints on canvas.

During a winter snowstorm, she enjoyed the quiet and serenity that settled over her street as snowflakes collected on the ground and in the trees. Growing up in Mississippi, Farrah had never before seen snow. Now, she needs to capture the feeling of quiet in her painting. The colors she selects create a lively "quiet" for her.

What do you think? Does Farrah's painting represent "quiet"?







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.

4 comments:

Spacerguy said...

Fascinating blend of colors, Congratulations Mary, great work as always.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Beautiful blend of colors for the snow!

Birgit said...

To me, it represents peace and stillness so I guess quiet really works! I love the colouring-so muted but so beautiful

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - another great painting by Farrah .. I like the colours .. the snowstorm seems to have settled quietly ..

Cheers Hilary