Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Love and Commitment" (unavailable)


"The history between two people is filled with deep emotion where there is love and commitment." After forty-three years of  marriage, this quote comes from the depths of my soul. We've loved, we've laughed, we've fought, we've weathered some deeply tragic events, but in the final analysis, our history has kept us loving and honoring our commitment. Happy Valentine's Day!

The colors for this piece were chosen quite deliberately. It is very true that black, white, and red work every time they're tried. No other color combination says passion quite like this. I did try to manipulate the pouring medium to create the semblance of a heart and to some degree it worked. The depth of the image created by the way the colors mingled together turned out to illustrate the essence of the quote (deep emotion and history) even better than if I had been able to create a perfect heart. Perfectly rendered form is not always the best solution when trying to depict abstract thought and emotion.

Enjoy your day and if time permits create your own personalized valentine. This posting is my valentine for my valentine.

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