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Breaking the bonds of pain

Breaking the bonds of pain

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  • A new version of a much earlier painting

    Posted by Diana Hudson on Tue 29 Sep 19:42:46
  • Hi Diana, I do like this very much, in fact if you had not told us it was watercolour, I would have been sure it was done with oils, Really lovely.

    Posted by Norman Cooper on Tue 29 Sep 20:32:00
  • Very evocative and meaningful. Wonderful work on the rust on the chains - don't know how you do this! Like the additions.

    Posted by Thea Cable on Tue 29 Sep 21:18:58
  • Thank you very much Norman and Thea. Norman I like to work watercolour as far as I can instead of just washes; see what it can do. In other things washes are fine but I wanted strength here. Thea I just build up the rust in layers, mostly wet on wet.

    Posted by Diana Hudson on Tue 29 Sep 21:27:19
  • A fantastic watercolour! Love the touch of green too.

    Posted by Sheila Denton on Tue 29 Sep 23:06:22
  • great painting Diana

    Posted by mark gibbens on Tue 29 Sep 23:18:32
  • Maybe I should explain such a personal painting. 7 years ago I became disabled, bedridden for almost a year and then a wheelchair user in dreadful constant pain. Had to give up work and a normal life. This represents my struggle to break out of that. The greenery is new life,where I managed to break through the pain; a new life I carved for myself such as my painting and hope that one day it may blossom. The tiny feather at the back is the freedom that didn't quite fly away; a little bit hung on that I could use.

    Posted by Diana Hudson on Wed 30 Sep 00:36:17
  • And you have done it wonderfully well Diana ! I love the sense of design telling a story, the composition and colours.

    Posted by Beatrice Cloake on Wed 30 Sep 18:43:00
  • Particularly like this painting....and your theme in painting it! Good for you! Bravo.

    Posted by Raymond Ellis on Fri 16 Oct 09:48:41
  • Diana, just read your blog, huge congratulations on your 2 recent successes, may you have many more. This is a beautiful painting!

    Posted by Lesley Dabson on Thu 17 Dec 09:53:06