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Thursday, April 23, 2015

"T" is for Trials and Tribulations - A to Z Challenge

Painting Detail ©Mary Montague Sikes
"The road of life is never without trials and tribulations." This is a quote from an unknown source. People can face trials and tribulations and learn from them or they can let the unfortunate episodes of life get them down. Some people choose happiness; others fall into despair. Attitude makes all the difference.

Farrah Ferand, the heroine of Evening of the Dragonfly, has faced many trials and tribulations during her lifetime. She is learning from her trials and tribulations as she paints the work for her one person art show. The piece for today is a detail from her current painting that will be one of the largest in the show, 24" x 36". It's another watercolor on canvas using Robert Doak intense watercolors. The plan is for this painting to be completed by Saturday. So far, there is no name for the finished work, but creating it is helping Farrah overcome her trials and tribulations.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pink is calming, so hopefully that makes her feel better.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Pink is calming, Alex. As the painting progresses, some of the pink will vanish.

Diane Coto said...

Hi there - We all need to fall back on something which gives us comfort, especially in times of great tribulation. BTW, I'm dropping in from a shout out to your blog from Rosie Amber's blog
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - the tool of orange cutting through the pink .. makes me think of trials and tribulations ... as we slice our way along our own journey ... so Farrah is carving her way and learning from the trials and tribulations, which we should all do .. but she's expressing her marks in her art work .. changing that pink colour ..

Cheers Hilary

Birgit said...

So far it seems the trials and tribulations have an optimistic viewpoint. It will be interesting to see the finished piece

Susan Kane said...

Fascinating medium. What is being used to create the layered effect?

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