Sunday, October 13, 2013

SOLD - Room Service

"Room Service" 8x8" oil on gessobord

"All of life is an empty room. It is our task to fill it with something worth listening to." 
— Joan Chittister
As Shakesphere said, "All the world is a stage"... and this empty chair is merely a player. A stoic prop, positioned slightly off-center stage, sits transfixed in the warm flood of first light pouring in through glass and splashing across the floor. 

This painting is of another corner of the hotel room where I recently stayed in Fort Worth. This delightful room serviced me well, an unspoken invitation to pause in the solitude of the great abyss. Or at least, that's how I perceived it. 

I've mentioned in previous blogs about my need for silence, and how important it is to my soul. I suspect this might have something to do with the fact that the TV broadcasts day and night at my house, especially during football season. I rarely ever sit down to watch it myself cause nine times out of ten, I'll be asleep within a matter of minutes. My need for quietude really is very productive because it spurns me to retreat to another room of service—my studio—where I can listen and paint to my hearts content in the utter soundlessness of "Do Not Disturb."

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  1. The solitude speaks to me. Nice work. Gentle and quiet.

    1. Helen, It's nice to know that you picked up on my mood in this painting...mission accomplished! I love it when that happens. I appreciate hearing from you. Thanks again,