Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Refers to blog Artistique, post Artsy Moments in 2012 (Sept. 2012)
For Alphabe -Q  For This and That  For Sky Watch  For Orange -Friday
For Mellow Yellow Monday
For Mandarin Orange Monday
For Our World 
For ABC - J

Didn't know my comment moderation was on - I put it off now:)

Waves of Repositioning, 36 x 36 inch, Oil, ©St Germain

Waited a long time to post this painting anywhere
because so much meaning is wrapped up in here. 
Since the recession in 2008 so many of us 
were involuntarily repositioned - myself included.

This is what it felt like to me -
jolts and waves 
on different levels of society
nothing was sure anymore
the earth tilted
changing of the guard
the choice was urgent
to go on this train of change
or not 
not exactly a quiet place

Now this painting hangs in my hall
to remind myself
not to take anything good in my life 
for granted!

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  1. What a perfect reminder. Many of us can certainly relate to this interesting and timely piece!

  2. Thank you Judie. I rarely do political pieces, but this one was also a personal experience:)

  3. Great painting and good summation of the recession. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Great reminder ~ absolutely lovely art work ~ love your style ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Hope you'd come and see my sky shots also. Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. This is a beautiful piece, and a wonderful submission to Orange You Glad It's Friday. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hood Photo Blog

  7. Beautiful painting with lots of meaning. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. How interesting! Hopefully calmer days are ahead for all of us!

  9. Very cool painting and I can completely understand the meaning behind it!! I think it's fitting with your tsunami painting right behind it on the blog!! LOVE that one!!

  10. I love it! It speaks to me. Chess is such a game of order. A dim view is taken of anyone going crazy near the board. But here there's movement. The gameboard is not as it seems (or we're used to). Everything around us (the waves) are unexpected. People get on the train, where the "game" is not played. And yet all the pieces have royal identities...thanks for sharing this one!!

  11. Gattina,
    Thank you!Once in a while I have inspiration:):) Actually my adult son strongly suggested I show/post this one.

    Since you are a good observer, I am curious if you have some further thoughts on it!

    Thank you!This one is a little bit more psychological and political than most of my art.

    I wonder if artists in your country paint about subjects like this?

    Interesting how I always thought your blog was written by a man, but one of the comments was written to Sarah? Anyways, I love your blog and the orange meme!

    Thank you! And also for visiting here:) Have a great week ahead!

    Things may still be rocky for a while, but whatever happens, I know God is with me -a great comfort!

    Thanks so much, Anita!You are right, they do fit together, even though they're painted more than 5 years apart.

    Bent and Erin,
    My first reaction was, how many Brent and Erin's could there be??
    But if you're the couple I know from up close, I didn't think you would have time for this kind of blog site!
    You're right, all the chess pieces have royal identities, these are the only ones who are aware of being faced with the choice to go on the train or not. Thanks for your comments!

  12. Such an expressive painting. I really like your painterly style and the way you have blended the oranges with other colours to show solidity too. Great composition too - very unsettling, as you obviously set out to make it.
    Thank you so much for sharing your painting on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  13. Wow, you are stunningly profound in your talent and your understanding of events. I am sorry for all those that have suffered this experience, but hopefully, in the end, it will nurture our strengths and values and take us to a better place. Thank you for your stimulating thoughts ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  14. Absolutely beautiful. I love the meaning behind it and I can understand why it hangs in your hall. Just stunning and very appropriate.

  15. Nice MYM post. A great composition!

  16. Awesome, very pleasing to the eyes.

    Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday!
    My Orange post, your comment will be greatly appreciated.

  17. Powerful and turbulent painting and for good reason. Hope things are more settled for you now. Cheers Jane

  18. Lorik,
    Having gone through unsettling experiences myself, makes it easier to know how to put it on canvas. Yet, when I/we all were in the midst of it, it was too difficult, too paintful. Now people are slowly climbing out of it, it is easier to look back and say, "we survived it."

    As in history, some painters paint about what is relevant in their time. Hopefully it has made us "better" and more thankful:) I'm happy with the response I'm getting here. There are still a lot of people need help right now.

    Thank you! Adversity should bring out the better in us, as well as thankfulness:)

    Hans HB,
    Thank you Hans! Once in a while my experiments work out:)

    Thank you for visiting here:)

    Thank you! What comes to mind in the line "with a spoonful of sugar, the medicine will go down.!"

    Thank you Jane! Thankfully, things are not as unsteday anymore. For plenty of people though, they're still in the midst of it.

  19. Wow, very impressive!

    Visiting from MYM- hope you can you stop by..

  20. I DO love this piece. Our chess board has been unsettled!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  21. It is very interesting..

    Visiting from MOM- hope you can stop by..

  22. Fascinating painting so much going on, on so many levels. The movement really captures irresistible change.
    Joy - ABC Team

  23. Gorgeous! Thank you for turning off your WV..

    Juice in Jars
    Your comment always bring joy to me, so leave me one when you can.

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team


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