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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Riptide

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I don't know exactly what it is about these presents that keep pulling me back.  I can't explain it.  Maybe I'll eventually figure it out and never need to paint another one, or maybe not.  All I do know is that I'm still very co-dependent, and this aqua bow was determined to show me that. 

What started as a wave to ride back into shore, turned into a struggle with a current.  Every stroke in my direction taking me further out.  A reminder that I don't always know the path I'm suppose to take, but also a reminder that I've been in currents before, and if I can just hold my breath I'll eventually find land.  

16 comments:

Pamela Robinson said...

I just love your paintings! They are so beautifully painted. I wish I could stand over your shoulder and see how you do it. I also love the posts of the spots where you fell in love. I have those! It's so interesting that you thought to post that.

Karen Appleton said...

Thanks Pamela, excellent post you have on Passion, by the way.

I love the idea of the spots too, and just now realized I could actually show my spot for each painting as I post a new one.

Thanks for having a look.

Debbie Miller said...

Ahhh, a present after my own heart. love this!

silvina said...

A beautiful and meaningful painting inspired by inner conflict, as so many in history have been.

So thrilled to see a new post after so long a wait!

Karen Appleton said...

Thanks Debbie and Silvina!
Sorry about the long wait, I appreciate you hanging in there for me! :)

Jennifer said...

Glad to see you're back! The painting is gorgeous as usual.

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Jennifer!

Kate Lewis said...
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Kate Lewis said...

It's great to see your paintings online again! : )

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Karen, SO NICE to see you back to posting your luscious paintings! I've missed you.
We're all on a path made up of little teeny tiny strokes, sometimes it's best to just follow where they lead, however distant the path may seem to wander. I believe all the tiny strokes have to be made and in the end they're all part of the learning experience.
Joan

Ann Reyes said...

It's great to have you back posting! I love your paintings and this new one is a beauty!

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Kate, Joan, and Ann. I am really so appreciative of everyone's encouraging words. Thank you so much.

Helen Read said...

Oh yay, Karen, you've posted a new painting! I've missed you :)
And this is a beautiful one.

Anita said...

These are fantastic - just wonderful!! Glad I found you!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

These are your signature pieces and you do them so well.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

These are your signature pieces and you do them so well.