Wednesday, September 19, 2012



As a painter
you want to capture it all
in one gesture.
that takes you to the past,
present, and future.

In my more usual style
some of it with broken rays of light*
so, technically it would be called
a transitional piece.
Not, because I can't make up my mind
but I do anything to get my point across.
Breaking the rules:
Away with "say one thing in a picture" (this time:) )

Since I painted this for people in a large room
I emphasized the edges of the dove.
Later, I may decide to soften them

People in that time became as old as some 860 years,
so I don't know ifone would  have gray hair 
at 600.
Green is symbolic for new life.

Who is this about?
the man who endured gossip
no doubt, being mocked
who knows, even harrassment.
All because
God told him a boat in a century of drought
It took him a hundred years

Finally when it was finished
they loaded two of each animal in the ark
I wonder, the fish too?
150  days of rain pelting on your roof cannot be a pleasure!

Still, they had to wait another 47 days
in cramped quarters
before the dove came
with an olive branch,
the promise of a new earth 
a new life

I have a friend that has 2 science awards
who went to mount Ararat 5 times
A place so high that the snow does not melt in the summer.
The Turks are not very fond of people giving access,
so he had to rely on people from that local area. 

Hubby and I saw a TV documentary
(with shots taken from a plane of the actual ark
that looks like an oblong box)
how they built it, etc.
Mathematically and architecturally
they say the measurements are perfect
to withstand that kind of a flood. 

Several stories exist of "a big flood"
but as far as I know this has been
the only one documented with 
something substantial that withstood that flood.


* one could compare this technique as an enlarged version of what Van Gogh did
 with his dots to represent light.


  1. Beautiful picture you show - you are a great artist.
    Wish you a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

  2. Beautifully captured!

    Come and see my Sky Shots when you get a chance. Your comment will sure add a delight.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Interesting post: I think the dove in your painting seems to represent hope to me, and I love the broken lines, they make the dove shine. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog today :-)

  4. lovely painting, and I like your writing, too!

  5. Beautiful painting, well done! Happy Green Day!

  6. The arm gesture, the slightly bowed head and interesting facial expression combine to form a painting laden with quiet drama and beautiful feeling! This is delightful!

  7. hi. visiting from jenny's. thanks for posting.

  8. This is beautiful.

    I love the impressionistic quality of this painting.

    Really gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing your quite magical art work with us, Miss Jeannette.


  9. Wow - amazing painting!


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