Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tierra de Quixote part 2


Part 2 of the triptych.


Triptych is sold.


What kills me here is not just Rumi's expression, but also his curled-up back feet.

I think he's dreaming of Kayle--everyone, please take a sec to send good healing vibes out to California for our friend Kayle Martin, who just had a mastectomy today due to breast cancer. She is only in her early thirties.





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10 comments:

糖果 said...

人生最可憐的是半途而廢,最可悲的是喪失信心,最遺憾的是浪費時間,最可怕的是沒有恆心。 ....................................................

Sheila Vaughan said...

Jala, your work is so inspiring. I remember someone saying in an art class I was in that he knew if a painting had any worth simply because people wanted to go back and look at it. This is the case here, especially this Tierra de Quixote, so Spanish, so mesmerising. It also resonates with "subject", it is hot, dusty, distant. I can feel Quixote!! Thank you Jala.

diddamsdigitalart said...

I love the colors in this triptych. Were they influenced by your trip to India?

SamArtDog said...

you got chinese spam! report abuse.

thoughts with kayle

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Sam - Don't know if that is spam or not! :D I asked artist Qiang Huang to translate. Here it is:

"Candy said ...
Human life's most pity is giving up in half way, most sorrow is losing confidence, most regret is wasting time, most scary thing is lack of persistence."

If it IS spam, then it's very nice spam.

Jala Pfaff said...

Sheila, thank you so much for such a wonderfully inspiring comment! I honestly feel the same way about your work, most especially your interiors and also your "not the Sheila I know" series. I like them so much I often go back to your blog w/o even leaving a new comment, just to see them again.

Hi Donald - Strangely, no, they weren't. I had actually started them (2 dried layers) well before India, and they were sitting around waiting for inspiration. It ended up being the colors themselves that inspired me, making me think about poor old don Quixote and his sunny, dry, dusty native land.
(When I think of yellow for India, it's saffron, i.e., orange-yellow...school-bus color.)

Casey Klahn said...

To answer your question, Diane's yellows are her passion - I mean her manufacture of yellow pastels. In a recent test of all major brands (available in the US) her's had the most opacity, which is something when talking yellow.

This second work is consistent with the first terrific one. Bravo!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks for the info (and compliment), Casey. I own just a handful of Townsend pastels (actually one yellow among them) and I do like them. I'd love to have more someday!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

I hope your friend recovers and returns to full health, you and your friend will be in my thoughts...

Jala Pfaff said...

eLIZabeth - thank you, she is doing great!