Saturday, August 30, 2014

"Pool Of Tears"

Tears accompany us through a vast array of emotion.  From the deep valleys of sadness, loss, grief, hopelessness and despair to the plateaus of love, elation, happiness, relief and triumph.  They can be tender. They can be cruel. Sometimes they can be annoying and inconvenient, at other times comforting like an old friend we've come to rely on.  We all walk our own paths in our lives, people and circumstances weaving their way in and out.  All things leave their mark. With these impacts and memories, we fill our own pool of tears.  And although tears accompany us at the time of most intense emotion,  in the end pools of beautiful water bring about a sense of calm tranquility. It is a bitter-sweet thought to ponder!

This painting is the 24 x 24 canvas I was talking about in my last post.  It was wonderful to paint big and I am happy with the finished work.  I love the big blocks of acrylic color.   It is available on my website.

On the business side of things, I found four of my paintings so far being used without my permission on the internet.  My Bluebirds painting is even on an E book cover in a foreign language and I have no idea what it is.  I found this out by going on Google Image.  Then just drag your image file to the search box and the sites will come up where your image appears.  Most of them were sites that I posted.  But the fact remains that some of my images were ripped off.  This makes me so mad!  Legitimate companies have paid me their hard earned money to use my work, yet along come these thieves and just help themselves! I am going to start watermarking again.  The good and evil of the internet!

See you soon......