Sous la mer de glace

Sous la mer de glace
Here, at long last, is DW's birthday present, finished yesterday and more than two months late, due to my nursing an injured arm.  Measuring about 53 x 73 cm, it is painted in just three tints of watercolour. Comments please,   
  
Sarah...............................................An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

 

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Oooh. Lucky David!

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Sarah, Well done - it is beautiful!!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting it.

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Well,  thank you both, but can anyone see what it is, or does it matter?  It is actually a combination of two things and was inspired by DW's first fairy story.  I have never worked in this way  before, so I feel a bit out on a limb............................Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

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Your question - "What is it?"  If you don't know, who does?  It is wonderful in any case.  As for what it suggests to me, on view of your remark about David's adventure into this, it could be a person hanging grimly by his arms onto the side of Eiger in the Winter, of a flower after a hard rain storm.  In either case, it speaks for getting triumphantly through this rock-strewn road.

Thank you,Rica

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It looks to me like a underwater scene from a crack in an ice shelf (such as are found in Antarctica).
How about a crack of light entering an underground cavern?
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Sarah, it has beautiful light. As to the interpretation of what it is, it seems to have an influence of glacier meets cave...Suzanne
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I felt I had to comment on this very accomplished water-colour of Sarah’s. Sarah and I often work together (she being a painter and I a writer.) My story is a very traditional folk-tale which invokes Hans Andersen’s The Ice Maiden and Stravinsky’s Le baiser de la fé e. In my story the elemental spirit is Fay Eisgeist: she puts her mark on the victim at birth, comes to his aid in times of peril (becoming invisible, she saves him from drowning and pulls him out of the way of a heavy dray) but she strips him of his friends and protectors, and, on the day of his majority she comes for him and takes him away to her icy realm forever. It’s very traditional, as I say, but in a modern setting. Here’s the ending: I am always nascent. I have no history. I am always pristine. Come and live with me forever in my wintry realm, said Fay, her soft voice mysterious. And then we were soaring through the cloud-towers in the thinnest and coldest regions of the air amongst stately, fluted columns of green ice. Ahead of us the high, snow-covered summits lay under the light of the full moon. Come and live in the frozen eternity of my being, on this, the day of your majority. Come and be the one subject of my eternal rule. Receive my endless and possessive love, which overstands the need for your consent. Rest forever, immortal in my cold embrace. Find nightly pleasure in sleeping at my feet as I stand nascent, pristine and vigilant in the dark.

Sarah has interpreted this wonderfully: the mysterious Fay Eisgeist dislikes intruders in her mountain fastness: ‘Winter. How I look forward to it! I enjoy my winter solitude. The pristine snowfields; the glaciers: how I love my winter home. How I appreciate my solitary heights. How I investigate my crevasses: I could live for their blue depths. How carefully I prepare my beautiful bergschrunds, concealing them, making them hard to find. Some of them are a hundred metres deep, you know. Its a long fall between those smooth lips of ice. She smiled. You never know what you might pick up in my terminal moraines, fifty years later, she added, raising her eyebrows.’

I’ll be pleased to send a pdf to anyone who would like one.

It was over six years ago that a neurologist took me on one side and told me that Sarah’s painting days were over. I’d best go and ask her if she would like another cup of tea.

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To my mind, you are the royal couple of English art.

Rica

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What a great collaboration! Yes, I see the ice maiden. Great story, David. Would love to read it. And Sarah, watercolor is the perfect medium--clouds of pigment that follow gravity to the little pools left by the brush.

Raven

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Rica, you are sweet!    
  
Right, I will tell you all: it is basically looking up through a crevasse or a bergshrund if you are talking from  over the border. The crevasse is in the Mer de Glace,a large glacier near to Mont Blanc.  People can fall into a crevasse, disappear and then reappear hundreds of years later when they reach the terminal morrain.   
 
I melded into the image, the face of a woman with head bent back as though in a shower.    
  
I was worried that I had made it too obvious and therefore not mysterious enough but if anyone would like  to read the story and they don't have DW's email, they can PM me.    
  
Raven, those clouds of pigment make it very difficult to photograph when you use so much dark paint as I tend to.  It dries rather shiny.  Perhaps I should give lessons on how not to paint a watercolour!.........................Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.
Your comments are KILLING me. It sounds so much better than what I'm seeing (a small patch of blues and darker blues and some shards of light), so you've all shamed me into ditching the netbook I've been using since September and rebooting my seventeen inch laptop. I haven't opened it since it crashed and was repaired, so I'm sure I'm in for a revelation when I can actually 'see' the picture!!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

But Mac, what you see is what it is!  I just nudged some pools of paint in certain directions to make it look as though it might be somethng else.  Strangley enough to my eyes, only my sister has seen the face so far without promptng...............Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

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I have seen breasts on several viewings  Louise
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Only one breast visible here, below the sterno clavicular joint!...............Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.
So what is the other bump an elbow maybe?   Certainly this could be many things to many eyes!
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There are lots of other bumps, including the sterno clavicular joint, caused by her leaning her head back.  Is that what you mean?...............Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.
On the right, I see what appears to be a facial profile... STILL can't get the other computer up and running.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Oh I see the face in darker blue over on the right now particularly the nose and lips and a certain suggestion of a chin.   No the beasts are in the very light blue area, I thought the head was out of the crevasse. only the neck and chest to be seen.  Does she have on some sort of a head dress/ low on the brow crown head adornment on?
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Mac, you need to get your other computer to work!  You have seen what could be another face, though and it looks like Louise has now also.    
   
The image should be whatever you want it to be but the way out of the crevasse is through what appears to be an elbow!...............Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

No, no the elbow that I saw was on the white female body in the ice, in the upper 1/4 of the painting actually I still see those two white breast one of which could be an elbow covering the left breast.

But I do now see the dark blue elbow at the edge of the exit that you speak about.

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Do you see the rippled abdomenal muscles?
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Oh, this is toooo funny!

PPMSi-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpni in birth canal but it didn't pass BBBi until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAPi 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

Yes Nancy, this is fun.   I did not realize we could have group art interperative groups on the internet!   Anyway I am quite novice in this field so please take what I offer with good humor as you are.   Louise
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I see a big, dark face, too big for elbow or breast. This face is looking down.

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I see white prehistoric creeper, moving into cave among waterfalls

and face of women in shower too, but that is not so important as is its emotional effect, it is very pleasant and calming picture with positive energy in it- something like the big deep blue love. :)

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