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Friday, April 24, 2015

"U" is for Universe - A to Z Challenge

Painting in progress detail ©Mary Montague Sikes
"U" is for the Universe. What a vast meaning that covers.

"All space-time, matter, and energy, including the solar system, all stars and galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space, regarded as a whole" is a dictionary definition of universe.


"A sphere of interest, activity, or understanding" is another segment of the definition. That's the definition that pertains to Farrah Ferand, heroine of my novel, Evening of the Dragonfly. For her, at the moment, the universe is her studio where she creates new paintings and parts of new paintings everyday. 

Farrah's painting for today is a detail from the larger painting (24" x 36") that she started yesterday. As she paints and sprays Robert Doak watercolors, her past and her extended universe become clearer. Also, her relationship with her family and with Dirk Lawrence, the mysterious stranger she has grown to love grow clearer as well. 

Tomorrow the entire new painting will be revealed. I don't know yet how the colors and imagery will change, but they will. It will be an artwork in tribute to and memory of the Vanished.

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the Universe!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - I love this painting ... the colours are gorgeous. The universe is that great uncharted space up there .. totally filled with so many things ... and expanding all the time .. Farrah's painting could fade away .. .

Cheers - this is a favourite!! Hilary

Birgit said...

I thought it was from yesterday:) I love the added richness and the Earth. It is so appealing like seeing something in Star Trek to me:)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Wonder what you will think of the finished painting, Alex?

Hilary, Farrah has a lot to say in the finished painting of this work. I hope you will like it as well.

Birgit, this is part of the same painting I started yesterday. Anything related to the universe fascinates me!