"Art is both the taking and giving of beauty; the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. It is the recreation on another plane of the realities of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and men, and of all the inter-relations of these."
~Ansel Adams

Friday, January 7, 2011

Le Morte d' Amore

FOR SALE: Original, Le Morte d'Amore $500
Acrylic on art board 18" x 24"


"Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting.”
~ Winston Churchill

My first painting of 2011 and first in a series of black and white works. If this doesn't sell on the internet it is going to a gallery. Unpublished, but will be available as prints on Art America shortly.

My roommate and friend Hilliary inspired me with her black and white paintings. A photo of a graveyard sculpture inspired this. I have had much to mourn over the last several years, and so this became a painting. Perhaps this can say all the things I could never express in my writing about the deep pain of intimate betrayal of trust and love. This is one of my very few pieces that speaks about a personal story - my friends know. Beauty can still be born out of sorrow, so it's also an expression that I have triumphed over it, although I will never be able to move completely through or past it.

It's also a personal milestone for me as I continue to refine my ability to work with acrylics, in terms of texture. My training and love is in oils, but need has required me to use acrylics - I work twice as hard in them.

It seems I have mastered the art of making my paintings come to life, which no doubt will become stronger as I continue to paint after my twenty year hiatus (if you can call it that). If you see it in person, then you will truly understand. Photos on the internet don't do my paintings justice.

If you would like a commission created of your favorite deity or for magickal reasons, be aware I create 'living' paintings. I can call spirit into the painting as a bridge between the words. I don't know of any other artist who can do this, but I can. And that is something that can't be faked - you know it when you experience it.

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All images at this site are copyrighted and specific property of Alicia L. Folberth. Removal or reproduction in any form is infringement of the copyright law. © 2010