December 01, 2006

Fork in the path


Life is at best, unpredictable. The path can be clear and smooth for miles and all of a sudden come to a split. The problem with forks in the path is that you never can seem to see very far up either trail so it all becomes a game of chance. I think how we come to terms with the forks and how true we choose to stay to ourselves influences how difficult the paths are to navigate.

This is the first painting in which I used one color for the background and then built up the foreground on top of it. I like the way it turned out.

Watercolor in Raffine sketchbook.

13 Comments:

Blogger Lin said...

I LIKE IT TOO, Marilynn! And such wise words to go with a beautiful painting! Those forks! Don't you always wonder what would life be like if you took the other one?? LOL

3:03 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

I love it Tami! The background goes right with what you are saying--mysterious and unknown lurks no matter what path is taken.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous High School said...

The painting is great and sets the mood well. Life is a series of decisions. Some decisions are A,B while some have multiple choices,staying true to yourself,
learning as you go, and never loosing the since of adventure that atleast makes you think about the forks, is what's important.
Keep Up the good work.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

This is great...I love the mysterious forest! I've been thinking about forks in the road a lot lately as one of my sons has just made a decision to go off on a new fork with lots of unknowns and changes down the road. My life is certainly one of just taking one turn after another instead of charting a course.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

And sometimes you just have to pick one and hope for the best ...

A very nice job illustrating a difficult concept, Tami!

10:02 PM  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

i like this! I love the depth of the forest. Forks in life can be challenging making sure you take the right path....new beginnings too!

5:21 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Lovely sense of depth and mysteriousness - clearly both paths lead somewhere. When my daughter was little, if in doubt, she'd say to her little brother "I'll be very kind today, and let you go first"

2:50 AM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

Wow,Tami, this is very Van Gough to me! And the sentiment about forks in the road is something everyone can identify with. This piece really does speak volumes.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Judith said...

Not only do I like your "Fork in the path", I love the words you have written. A perfect combination.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Tami, How adventurous, exciting, scary and mystic are the paths we face. Know that love will guild your footstep, and if you look closely you will see God's angels holding lanterns to light you way.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Pretty, love the dept ... it's like you can walk into that world!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Sometimes I think I have my head down so often that I miss the forks. I love looking at your paintings. The colors and choice of subject are intriguing.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous John ChinesePistashSeed said...

All of the comments about the sometimes scary choices that we make as we face the forks in life are oh so true. Some choices are so obvious while others are gut wrenching, life changing ordeals. I can truly identify with your painting and I love the wonderious, awesome, scariness of it. I sometime wonder what choices I made in parallel universes if that theory is true...but never second guess the choice I...you have made. Great work!

11:37 AM  

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