murphy girl

28 September 2007

the blues

this topic couldn't be more timely: my father's house just went on the market and last night my brother emailed me the link for it. it couldn't be more impersonal. they forgot to mention that a man's life was spent there. his neighborhood was filled with cypress trees, which i love, and they were the inspiration for this mini painting. it will be a very blue day

19 Comments:

Blogger Teri C said...

Oh how sad and yet perfect for the theme word. Your illo makes me blue just looking at it.

28 September, 2007 09:49  
Blogger NANCY LEFKO said...

I know...it was so hard to sell Dad's house...I've not gone back to that neighborhood since. If he's not coming out the front door, then I don't want to see it. Your illustration is perfect for what you're feeling.

28 September, 2007 11:53  
Blogger Sparrow said...

You've captured your thoughts quite beautifully. Here's hoping our Upstate NY autumn colors just settling in will bring a touch of warmth to your weekend.

28 September, 2007 12:00  
Blogger MVillos said...

Thanks for visiting!

Great texture in your piece...

28 September, 2007 12:21  
Blogger Sherry Rogers said...

How sad! I am so very sorry to hear that.

I have always loved it when underlying color peaks out or is applied on top of another totally different color in a painting. It just adds so much. Love that in this piece.

28 September, 2007 12:35  
Blogger get zapped said...

Sorry to hear about this. The trees do look a little sad, like the tears are upside down. I'm happy you are around to honor and embrace all the memories and those lovely trees ;)

28 September, 2007 13:36  
Blogger annax said...

My heart goes out to you.
Wonderful post and art!

28 September, 2007 13:41  
Blogger Cathie said...

perfect illustration for your story! i like those trees. houses and landscape hold lots of memories - i just moved from living in a home for 15 years from when our children were born so know exactly what you mean!

28 September, 2007 15:45  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Lovely tribute. I love what you have to say about your dad and how there was no mention of his life spent in that house. Your trees and the memories are lovely.
I almost always include 3 cypress trees in my landscapes. They represent the 3 cats we drove to California with from Rhode Island 14 years ago. I miss those boys. So now I'll also think of your dad :) (You can see my trees on my blog header.)

28 September, 2007 17:44  
Blogger rachel stoleru said...

I love this piece. It is shown that it comes straight from your heart. very sincere and touching.

28 September, 2007 19:56  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

lovely!!

28 September, 2007 20:45  
Blogger michael said...

good piece and thanks for your words on my blog.

29 September, 2007 00:11  
Blogger Gabe said...

Well put!

29 September, 2007 09:17  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Wonderful post. And I feel your sadness. I can't imagine my dad ever selling his house...

Happy Saturday!

29 September, 2007 18:07  
Blogger Random York said...

Very pretty!

29 September, 2007 18:55  
Blogger carla said...

Selling a home that's been in the family for so many years is truly a blue passage. Your small painting is lyrical and touching, and very lovely!

30 September, 2007 16:14  
Blogger ming said...

I can imagine how you must feel.

03 October, 2007 23:47  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm sorry, I can't imagine how sad that must be. The painting is beautiful though. I hope you can remember the good times in the house, noone can take those from you.

04 October, 2007 15:19  
Blogger erin howe said...

I love your cypress trees. My dad has just sold his house and has moved to sunny climes for his twilight years. It's very bittersweet.

04 October, 2007 17:37  

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