Monday, February 15, 2016

Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes. Copyright Patricia Prijatel
I posted this on Cure magazine's gallery site and then realized I should actually share it here as well. I began painting this a couple of years ago, after a wildfire at our Colorado cabin. These are wallflowers, gorgeous, colorful little beauties that should make you feel better next time nobody asks you to dance. After the fire, friends told me we were in the midst of a resurrection, which was helpful as the whole ordeal was heartbreaking. So, when we started seeing these flowers growing through the ashes, it felt like a resurrection to me.

I started the painting before my latest diagnosis and finished it after. I was able to see the flowers  better then. Who knows why.

Also, I reduced this shot a lot just in case somebody should want to swipe them. I don't want my art to show up in an ad for some cheap erectile dysfunction drug.