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Trudie Niehaus

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on: January 12, 2011, 01:57:51 PM
Course of life ... snapped: This is my very first painting in acrylic.  I did it 3 years after my son's death. I shall appreciated it if you will give me advice how to better it.  Thanks.  Trudie
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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 02:19:32 PM
Trudie, this painting has a special place and meaning in your life. I personally would not change it at all.
What I suggest is that you paint another one like it but with another special meaning. I am sure your son, if he were able to see it, would like you to paint it in a way that he can see that you still miss him, but with fond bright memories.

 :painting: this one with the sunshine that he placed in your heart.  :clap: and then hang them in a special place side by side.

By the way, I simply love the symbolism you added into the painting.
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Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 02:22:59 PM
It is quite interprative. The puzzled road is an insightful touch to it. The fallen tree suggests that nature is unpredictable in what it does, but the big picture is that nature is not a bad thing. I no doubt like the painting. I'm very sorry about your son and hope you never loose faith.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


Trudie Niehaus

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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 02:53:55 PM
I do still hold onto my faith.  The tree represents my son's life.  The once nice fitting puzzle pieces of my course of life, became all scrambled after his death and it felt as if the sun has set. It is still an uphill road to find sanctuary.
Sorry, English is my second language, so bear with me if I do not use the correct words or sentance construction to express myself.  Trudie Niehaus
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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 08:36:35 PM
It seemed evident by the painting you (or someone close) suffered a loss.  I am sorry for your loss of a son.  It is an emotional painting and I would agree with Dennis that it should be left alone.  Another painting symbolizing the celebration your son's life, your relationship with him or how your faith has helped you overcome this loss may be helpful.  You are doing a wonderful job with acrylic Trudie.
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Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 01:04:44 PM
This is my favourite of your paintings so far, especially the puzzle path, that was a brilliant touch. :clap:


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Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 01:39:39 PM
Thank you for the lovely comment. Trudie Niehaus
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