Sunday, December 27, 2009

Perilous Allure

Finished this painting today. Started this blog today.


  1. Hi Sandy,

    Since you like it I'll say a bit about it. As I was painting in my normal way of painting for some reason the lyrics to a a song by Eric Clapton and Cream came into my head. The song is
    Tales of Brave Ulysses

    You thought the leaden winter would bring you down forever,
    But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun.

    And the colors of the sea blind your eyes with trembling mermaids,
    And you touch the distant beaches with tales of brave Ulysses:
    How his naked ears were tortured by the sirens sweetly singing,
    For the sparkling waves are calling you to kiss their white laced lips.

    And you see a girl's brown body dancing through the turquoise,
    And her footprints make you follow where the sky loves the sea.
    And when your fingers find her, she drowns you in her body,
    Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.

    The tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers,
    And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.

    Her name is Aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell,
    And you know you cannot leave her for you touched the distant sands
    With tales of brave Ulysses; how his naked ears were tortured
    By the sirens sweetly singing.

    The tiny purple fishes run lauging through your fingers,
    And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.

  2. Wow! I am so glad I followed you from Katherine's blog. You are a wonderful artist and a marvelous wordsmith. I do love this painting. I am drawn into its beauty and then feel that note of caution because of the unknown. Bravo!

  3. Just visited from Katharine's blog. WOW! I could sit and meditate on this one awhile too!

  4. Thank You Sheila & Peggy. So now when I look at this painting the song comes up in my head and plays for awhile. I don't mind though.