And so it is finally finished…
The last of the Muskoka “Echoes” series. This painting, “Remains of the Day”* is an exterior of the Livingstone/Stephens farmhouse (the story is here). As of late 2012, the house no longer stands. It was a difficult house to walk in to. The unmanaged fields grew dense in summer and filled with snowdrifts in winter. I wanted the feeling that it could no longer be accessed.
So, now, I cut the ties.
A new series can truly begin. I am still uncertain as to what it will be. In the coming weeks and months there will be more of the experiments, the unusual and the mixed media along with more landscapes in this style. Maybe leaning more to the impressionist? My colour palette is much more vivid here. I think that will strengthen me as an artist and help me find my ‘south of the border” voice. So bear with me. Tell me what you like. I appreciate your feedback.
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea,
The plowman homeward plods his weary way,
And leaves the world to darkness and to me…
…For thee, who mindful of th’ unhonour’d Dead,
Dost in these lines their artless tale relate;
If chance, by lonely contemplation led,
Some kindred Spirit shall inquire thy fate…
~ from Thomas Gray’s “Elegy”
*”Remains of the Day”, acrylic on canvas, 24×30, © 2014 Michelle Basic Hendry