Wednesday, June 23, 2010

painter


i studied drawing and painting in high school and college. 

when i was a middle schooler i decided i wanted to be a psychologist, by 10th grade or so i thought perhaps i'd be a clothing designer.  and then my last 2 years in high school all i wanted to do was be an artist.  going to summer school at the museum school in boston was a watershed experience for me.  it was like before that i felt like a stranger in a strange land and then i realized where i belonged. 

anyway, that was a long time ago.  and life is a mysterious and unpredictable ride.  but yesterday i was cleaning my studio and found this work from a summer maybe 5-7 years ago.  there are things i like about it and things i don't.  but it brings back old feelings.  kind of like how you can forget about an old crush when he's not around but then when you see him you get that same knot in your stomach.

i remember this particular experience i had when i was a young adult.  i was looking through old photographs and came upon one of me when i was about eleven.  i was standing under a tree in the backyard of our house.  my face was partially obscured by leaves and shadow.  and i remember thinking, that's me.  i almost remembered what it was really like to be in that body.  to be the 11 year old me.

8 comments:

Zohar said...

I understand what your'e saying, I feel the same about writing. I used to write poems and songs all the time. I have boxes and a stack of notebooks filled with them but I don't do it as much now, a lot because I've been going to University for the 3 years and it's been very time consuming. I recently started writing a little and it fills alot like home.

Susan Schwake said...

they are pretty liane. you should continue.

Mandy Behrens said...

These paintings are absolutely amazing Liane! I'm so ready to get back into my own....just taking care of a few housekeeping items. This is the summer where I rediscover my passion for painting. Thank you for all your support and inspiration! Cheers, Mandy

The Sweet Halcyon Days said...

these are just beautiful! so simple yet full of emotion, very lovely,

hatchedinfrance said...

Such a talented lady! You are very lucky to have been able to study and develop your interests. I have only been able to pursue mine more recently. Your paintings are gorgeous, channel your emotions and paint more.

=mew= said...

Love these!

Jane Flanagan said...

You are amazing!! I love the three figures at the end especially... so very moving.

Denise said...

I so relate. Funny how looking at old work and photos can bring you right back. I get melancholy over mourning the passing of old ideas. It's bittersweet. I love your paintings, btw.