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L Skylar Brown
05-29-2012, 08:12 AM
Something not typical from me. Probably bought on by all the recent trauma and change in my life. Anyway. One layer. Oils. Orig size appx 2000x2400x200. There are other more positive images, I just wanted to get reaction to this one...67259

05-29-2012, 09:13 AM
Well, if you want to get reaction to this one, you have it... Very suggestive painting, although somehow it breaks the heart. The title is ' Bleak House' but 'Gone with the Wind' would work as well, in this case. It exposes the transient nature of everything and endless Emptiness of that what remains...

05-29-2012, 09:25 AM
My reaction to this painting is sadness and loneliness, it is heartfelt and that you would hope things would get better in this persons life

05-29-2012, 09:49 AM

yes not typical for you but the flat colors and empty space, lone figure looking in a what may have been a home with light , life and family now quiet... a somber piece...

Peter Pinckney
05-29-2012, 10:47 AM
I've missed seeing your excellent work Skylar...........sorry to hear why............ this is (as usual) stunning and as already said extremely poignant.

Good to have you back Mate!

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05-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Dear Skylar, I'm not aware of what happened to You lately (reading Your forewords), but this painting shows a quite desolate scene, where this lonely guy, longing for peace and soul healing from a dramatic past event and situation, is settling in a new place, away from crowds and noise.
There's still much strength and a lively spark of hope in this guy though, so he will rebuild and refurbish both this house and his life. The wind blows in his breath and make his hair wave so caressing and restoring the man's spirit with its freshness and marine smell.
He will patiently recompose his pieces and find some nice people to share feelings and friendship with and to give his warm and generous help to be filled again in his soul and life.
The painting is just marvellous, ša va sans dir!

05-30-2012, 03:37 AM
I think its excellent... great mood, suggestion of narrative and painterly style.
It looks like it might be a movie poster and if it was I would go and watch it.

Sorry about your recent troubles though...

D Akey
05-30-2012, 03:58 AM
I echo what Peter said.

05-30-2012, 04:07 AM
Not knowing what came to your personal life, I can only state that the painting is very emotional and vibrating.

05-30-2012, 06:26 AM
Certainly a feeling of isolation, but so well painted, I just love how you got the detail in the coat especially where there is so little light.

05-30-2012, 08:00 AM
A great representation in the colors and the mood of this piece of "what ones was....is no more" or...."Pictures of the past"
Sometimes you wish that pieces like this never have to be painted but we should loose in that case a lot of great artwork!

05-31-2012, 02:24 AM
Agree with Peter and D. Akey.

05-31-2012, 06:46 PM
A beautiful, if melancholy work. So sad what you had to go through to inspire such a piece. Despite it's background though you have captured a beautiful bleakness, and found detail in the minimalism - quite amazing.

06-01-2012, 06:49 AM
You have done a great job on this painting! Stark but beautifully done. A nice composition with excellent workmanship!

06-01-2012, 07:24 AM
Really great emotive painting. It does profoundly convey a sense of bleakness.
I hope and pray you weather the storm and get some calmer seas. Be well friend.

06-01-2012, 08:49 AM
Skylar Brown, i like the depth of field of the painting. Very "cinematoscopic"