Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Where I've been






I took quite a bit of time off from writing here over December and January. I was busy painting and thinking. I needed to focus on so many things going on in my world: our upcoming move, our last holiday season with family for a while, and my personal goals and what I hope to accomplish in the coming years. I think best when I am painting. It is my yoga and my best form of expression.

I thought I would share the finial painting with you. In one picture the color is off, too yellow. I am still trying to figure out how to photograph my own work. Anyway, here are a few shots of the painting as it progressed. I hope you enjoy.



I am not going to share what this painting means to me this time. The few friends that have seen it have come up with the most amazing stories, symbolism etc to accompany the piece that I would rather leave it open to your imaginations. I hope you like it!

20 Comments:

Blogger la vie en rose said...

it still gives me chills because it is my story...

12:02 PM  
Blogger Susannah said...

ohmigod, Letha, this is an *incredible* piece. i was already in love wiht it, but now i see it finished...words fail me. seriously. i have no words, just total *awe* in the face of your talents and abilities. am i gushing? i can't help it - i am that blown away but this. you gotta make postacrds or prints or *something* cos i want a copy on my wall!!

love you, you talented phoenix you xxoo

12:36 PM  
Blogger megg said...

Prints? Prints? I'm in love with this piece, Leth, it's stunning. I let out a gasp when I saw it! Seriously - I want a print!! xoxo

LOVE you - xoox

12:58 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

OMG, that is an amazing, magical painting! I'm so glad you shared it.

How large is it? (I always wonder that with artwork and can never get a good sense of size on a website unless it's shown against something familiar.)

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

OMG! It's magical! You're so talented :)

xo Sophie

2:50 PM  
Blogger Goddess of Leonie said...

that is stunningly beautiful... thank you for sharing.

love and light,
leonie

1:32 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

I am speechless. You have some serious talent:) This painting is beautiful.

xoxo
Georgia

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so beautiful ... i get a sense of peace and joy from it ... as well as coming to terms with not being afraid of the unknown, simply taking small steps without trepidation, and feeling safe in being somewhat vulnerable.

thanks for sharing : )

j

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Megan said...

It's just lovely. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog and this piece.

(I would also love to know it's size. And medium, oil?)

Breathtaking...

9:54 AM  
Blogger Alex aka Gypsy Girl said...

Letha! You are so talented. I wish to paint on a huge canvas like that someday. I LOVE this painting!

6:35 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

beautiful,
honestly.

4:56 AM  
Blogger maryelizabeth said...

so gorgeous.

6:42 AM  
Blogger luzie said...

Wow, Letha. Your painting took my breath away the second I saw it. Love on first sight. It's just so.. amazing.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Ahhhh maybe blogger will let me finally leave a comment. It is giving me hell lately.

Sweetie I love this so freakin much. The colors are perfect-the detail-omg their hair and hands and clothes, and body positions. The crows.

I am dying for a print of this too. I know you are so so buzy. But when you can figure out how to get them PLEASE!!!!!

4:29 AM  
Blogger Frida World said...

Before I came to your blog I went to your website via Boho's links and I feel in love with your paintings.

I'm so glad you made the time to paint, it must be such a challenge with your boy and all the changes coming up. But you have an extraordinary talent, and this is an amazing creation.

The feelings it stirs in my are of release, release of something very magical and deep within me. What a wonderful feeling.

Thank you for sharing it. I too would join the queue for a print!

x

9:05 AM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

Leth, just like everyone else, i would love a print of this and if i was wealthy, i would want to purchase the original.

this is one of the most moving paintings i have ever seen. your talent sometimes is overwhelming (in a good way). i am in awe of your ability to create such magic with oil and canvas. i see such amazing things happening to you in Africa in regards to your art. there will be so much for you to capture there and i am tearing up just thinking about it.

i love you and am so proud to be your friend.

xoxox keep creating...we need it. the world needs it from you.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Letha~ I am blown away by the beauty that you have created here. To say that love it and feel it would be an understatment. To say that you are talented...well, I think that would also be an understatement.

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this with us!!!!!!!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Uber Mer said...

Letha ~ This is really beautiful. I'm just taken aback by your talent, and your voice.

Thank you for sharing ~ Meridith

9:55 AM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

No words...just a deep breath. This image spoke to me and I appreciated you for sharing it here more than you know...
Love,
D.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Beautiful!!

I could tell stoies about it, too..

:)

9:26 PM  

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