My very first large sheet of water colour painting, Life Series #2, was created in one of several series of classes I took that were led by Elaine Gitalis, an extraordinary instructor and fine artist.
Life series #1, below, was my first experiment in shape, lighting and shading. It was also a study in negative and positive space:
In the week-end nature and photography retreat I attended in April, rocks were again a focus of many of my pictures:
1. Rocks can represent the positive characteristics of people.
Rocks symbolize steadiness, permanance, reliability and strength. All of these are fine features I look for in colleagues and friends.
2. Like rocks, people come in all different sizes, shapes and colors. The source of their creation and their history are varied, as well.
3. Like rocks, people can be surface (interested mainly in events) or deep (interested in ideas).
I love the way these rocks below nestle into each other like friends sharing secrets, or maybe recipes:
What are some metaphors you like to use or that fascinate you?
Creatively Yours,Nellie Jacobs
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