July 23, 2011

Watercolor~ Life Is a String of Beads

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I did a piece like this in colored pencil a few years ago, and decided to paint it in watercolor. 
As I was working on it, I started to think how  much our lives are  like this string of beads.   Large, small, bright, dull and dark , one continuous line with no beginning, no end that you can see. 
Life has big events, small ones, happy bright times and dull somber dark days. 
   It goes on in a perpetual line, but has detours, over and under, ins and outs.  We don't  really know where it begins, we don't know where it ends.   I think I'll name this  'Life is a String of Beads'   BJ    for  jj
 

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, very reflective.

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  2. What a wonderful painting, and a very thought provoking post. Superb!!!

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  3. Wow! I thought this was a photograph, BJ! And my string keeps breaking and I just have to keep picking up beads and try to figure out how to re-string them! (Oy!)

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  4. This is beautiful BJ and so your thoughts so very true.. I love it. love,Diana

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  5. Beautiful painting BJ. All those beads must have taken you ages. I love the cast shadows that make the string jump out of the paper!
    A very true description of the path of life too!

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  6. Wow! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! And so inspiring! It makes me want to do something similar too, but I have never thought of it! It is really pretty and just my cup of tea :0)

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  7. I just loved the philosophy behind this lovely work Barbra.. at first I thought they were real beads.. the way you laid your shadows beneath the beads made them alive!

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  8. Barbra, very powerful writing -- makes me think. Also, I am in awe of this lovely watercolor. You achieved such realism!

    As soon as I finish jury duty on a criminal case I hope to write a bit more about my workshop in Provence.

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  9. Hey thats a great idea. I might add it to my "one day" list. LOL

    Fay

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