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02-09-2010, 01:09 PM
Dear friends,

I suffered while drawing this scene which was for me really heart-aching.
That is also the reason why I have not been able to finish it.

I hope you'll appreciate it and before everything feel the same as I felt while painting it...

Kind regards,


02-09-2010, 01:54 PM
I love it.
One of my favorite pieces here so far.

02-09-2010, 02:23 PM
Very nice work

02-09-2010, 02:31 PM
My emotions over ran me viewing this emotional and impressive painting, Pedro. I deeply feel your pain and sorrow. This is striking and speaks volumes as to the emotions you've put into it. My utmost respect and adoration on such a beautiful piece.

02-09-2010, 05:31 PM
Pedro, I think it is finished. Your pain, for whatever reason (and I'll assume loss), comes through strongly. This strikes me as a very well articulated statement with a lot of personal emotional content ... a Jungian exercise in art as therapy. It's also a really great piece of art. :)

02-09-2010, 06:36 PM

D Akey
02-09-2010, 06:53 PM
"Come to me angel of music. . ."

The Phantom of the Opera understood pain. He also had a half mask.
In the musical, it seemed like they made him the demonic and jealous passion for their art which in that case was Music.

I can see this as a face made up of one half a blank canvas and the other a reaction to the implied demand for completion all at once. I think it is far more powerful than had you finished both sides. It will never be completed, I'm afraid. There will always be a blank canvas waiting for something great.


02-09-2010, 09:33 PM
Well done Pedro and thanks for sharing this one with us

02-10-2010, 07:43 AM
Dear friends,

I have no words to tell you how moved I am while reading you, reading you words...

I have shared with you this one, such as others, maybe trying to find an answer, maybe to see in your words a hint leading me to the answer I seek...

But maybe I'll ask you then this thing, although Robert this one is not about a loss its coming (of this painting) still puzzles me... sometimes frightens me but most of the time lessen the weight of my own soul...

I won't tell you a lot of details of the how and when, but what do you think of the question I ask myself each time I took the brush...

Do you think you could fall so much in love with someone you've not met in 10 years and each time I took the brush, I access her soul, her feelings and in my paintings only reflects the happyness I feel when she feels at the same moment such as the pain she bears when I, far from her, feel her so and make the painting I made yesterday ?

I had read a lot of Carl Jung's books and essays as you've guessed Robert, and for a long time my paintings where the place to empty my heart and soul... but this time in each of my last paintings I felt this person, this soulmate she is such as our existences have been bound together...

I can't feel more puzzled being cartesian and rationalist, but this time I feel I have no options left to feel her and maybe only trying to soothe what she needs, being the armor she had not, being simply her soulmate...

there you'll may have noticed my heart transcribing hers, but I gave you all some of the keys I have, please let me know what you think ? I'll be always glad to hear from you

Kind regards to you all friends,


D Akey
02-10-2010, 08:25 AM
It sounds very dynamic, this relationship of yours. Robert seems to be onto something that touches you. But I'm anxious to hear the discussion among the group as much as you are.

I will merely address a side note about what happens when we are in love in a situation that does not find a resolution, in which the natural next step of being with that special person in the world is just out of our physical grasp.

When there is something in the way that we cannot move with directly, it builds such a powerful creative charge that it could artistically send you to the stars. Parts of you that you may not know you had inside will begin to activate as possible alternatives to move the energy.

I have experienced such feelings. Most of us have. Not exactly your way exactly, but my version of it.

Historically, look at Dante and Beatrice, or Petrarch and Lara etc. You have great potential here for Art and Life. It's one of the best sources of inspiration that we have available to us, in my frame of reference anyway.

And the energy is not dependent on the outcome, although it is important to you.

The Muse is doing one of her most beautiful dances in your honor. It looks like you already are beginning to dance with her. Keep your eyes open. She knows many steps.

02-10-2010, 08:31 AM
Dear Pedro, Hello!!! beautiful drawing, i see a childs face, love is hard work, best wishes,:)

02-10-2010, 08:41 AM
darkness.... complete black beyond belief....searching..... looking and finding nothing.... lost...... can't find the way...... reaching.... grasping for something to hold onto..... falling.... going down to the unknown..... a whisper?...... quiet and somewhat faint.... a light.... must follow the light....... I found life..... I can live again..... no more worries, pain, confusion.... where is the guide that lead me out?.... the light is all around me..... relief and boldness.... I am complete once again.....

That picture fades away from the sadness. Passing on to that brighter part of the painting. Away from the gloom that had once began but now ended. A glimmer of hope resides in the rest of the painting. It's a new beginning that doesn't need completing. Questions will come, but the answers don't need to come as fast as possible. Let things take their course and you may find that it may have been worth it...


02-10-2010, 12:07 PM
Pedro, compreendo teu sentimento nesta pintura. Ela certamente reflete como voce se sente. Um forte abraço para você:).

02-10-2010, 02:42 PM
Dear Pedro, your words are just as beautiful as your painting. Anyone that could love as deeply and genuinely as yourself has already been blessed with such a kind heart! Don't ever stop loving your pure and beautiful way. My wise grandmother once told me: "Sandy, if it is meant to be, it is meant to be." This did not lesson my pain, but I soon found out that she was so right. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. You are a precious soul!

02-11-2010, 09:46 AM
Good evening to you all,

and be assured that each word you leave here is read and felt heartfully such as touches me till my soul..

I must tell you all that reading your words, your feelings toward it, toward my questions has warmed my heart in a point I cried, not by and for pain but for joy and happinness to see that you understood my words and the meaning of the painting, its deep meaning...

As you said Akey, the Muse has started to offer me a dance that I must now follow with all my might and heart and... as you clearly said too Alexandra, like your grandmother said, and then if it is meant to be, it is for the sole reason it was definitely meant to be...

I am dealing with feelings that are, in their absolute heart and definition, the complete opposite of being rational ou just thinking with my head for saying it simply. I must deal, think but much more speak with my heart, and if although having been touched by her since the first time I drew her, I must now hope to have touched her in return, to have moved her in a way that if I only have few to give her, other than my presence in all trials of life be it good or bad ones, and other than just making her the center of my universe, then just seeing her smile will make me complete...

Yes like an old painting I made some times ago the flame dances, she dances, now I must follow her steps and show her only joy, mine but much more hers...

the kindest regards to you all my friends for having been moved and for having let a word, a thought a feeling here,