Friday, September 16, 2011

" Still Life " Paint Party Friday Week 27th

The hearth's terracotta tiles bask in the glow of the crackling fire....cold brisk nights have arrived.
Pussycat and dog curled up beside me as I read my new book, couldn't ask for more for this is probably one of their favourite times to enjoy with the coming of  Fall.
Silence is golden , literally,  for the glow of the setting sun hits the living-room windows and casts it's warmth and shadows on the newly painted white walls of the room. Suddenly the silence breaks, an owl's hooting is over heard the popping hot ambers of the fire.

With Fall and Halloween fast approaching I was inspired to do this wood-burning / painting of an owl sitting on a branch of a very, very old tree, half living half fallen ,  looking out into the slowly disappearing warm setting sun.
The burl wood piece I bought at a thrift store which had been painted on previously of which I sanded off the image.
After examining the wood I decided it looked so much like a tree from the back side and that it would accommodate perfectly the limbs and roots of a tree. Not only that, but it also reminded me of how a tree in nature, sometimes in it's splendid remnants of decaying grandeur tells a story of a storm, disease or simply old age embracing it's life.
Even though a part of this tree's life has departed a living part remains and flourishes.....Life is eternal?

Visit the artists partaking in Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin and Please do remember to come back for my giveaway blog party this coming October. I will be giving away a software program worth $80 along with a  little something I created.

Here is a little Owl video from youtube I discovered.....Beautiful....Adore Owls!


art2cee2 said...

This is so nice and very unique! I love the wood piece you used to burn on...cyprus I am assuming? I have clock made out of cyprus like this. :-)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hello my friend...wonderful to stop by your beautiful realm..what a gorgeous work of art..i love it..very beautiful..wow....and yes the essence of that tree is eternal..and it's spirit is always alive..magnificent!
and LOVE the owl vid...thankyou for adding magic to my heart today!
Blessings of Autumn...

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! Amazing...love your choice of canvas for your creation! Too fun! Happy ppf POP ART MINIS

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous work!
So original and unique!
Love your writing, too.


Netty said...

Beautifully written piece to go along with your stunning work. Happy PPF, Annette x

Christine said...

very creative, and very 'fall'!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a magical piece...I always look forward to coming here and seeing what you've been up to! Also your words created such a warm fuzzy feeling...so many of my favorite things, reading curled up by the fire, surrounded by snuggling pets and/or children, lovely times indeed!

carlarey said...

Your description of your autumn evening sounds like perfection to me.

I am really impressed with your wood burning.

Megan said...

Love how you set the scene with that beautiful description of an autumn evening... It's amazing what treasures await in a thrift shop, if you can see past what is to what could be! Great work :)

SHERI C said...

Fabulous canvas choice this week. Love it! Happy PPF!

EVA said...

Beautifully done! An old tree on an old tree - love the owl and the night sky.

Mary Hysong said...

Always something unusual at your place; love how you have used the natural flow of the wood in your picture; Happy PPF!

Julie said...

A beautiful magical piece and great video too.

Ayala Art said...

It looks very nice! I have not tried wood burning, you did a very nice creation

Gloria said...

It does look magical as Julie says. I love it. Working with wood is a lot of fun and you've done a great job. Fantastic! Have a great week.

ThisTinder said...

This is really, really cool! Love the explanation behind it and I also really like your writing style...makes me feel all warm and cozy for fall :)

Teri C said...

So beautiful, unique and creative. Love it!

Geckostone said...

Annabelle, your woodburning came out awesome! I've always wanted to try it! Wow what a find with the wood too!Beautiful! I love the narrative you wrote. It reminds me of here we have the owls hooting in the early morning and evening, I love that soothing song they make! Deb

Annabelle said...

Always a pleasure to have company drop in and see what I've been up to....makes it a bit more fun when creating :) Thanks for all of the kind and lovely words.

Karen S. said...

Oh my, such a stunning piece...just a lovely work of art...with a touch of whimsy flowing through...and the owl is adorable too!

Judie said...

What a slpendid piece you have created! The woodburning tool really gives it debth. Please check out my "bird" offering for Whimsical Wednesday.

dthaase said...

how cool is that - awesome!

Carol said...

I love it!!!! I love working with wood and how lucky you were to find such a great piece!

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