Saturday, May 15, 2010

Endless Night

Every night and every morn
Some to misery are born.
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight

Some are born to sweet delight
Some are born to Endless Night

God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day.
Hello friends!  I  finished my latest mixed media painting called  'Endless Night'. After the pink angel I showed on my last blog post, I needed something a little darker.  I must say though, that this painting flowed so easily for me. It was so much fun, and I didn't have to think or plan, it just came together.  I'd say it's my favorite one in a long time.
She is based on the poem 'Auguries of Innocence' by William Blake, which I had memorized a while ago. One of my strange quirks that people don't know about me is that I love memorizing poems, just for the fun of it.  The lines you see above are from that poem, and I have added some on the painting, which I then covered lightly with sheer paint, and tissue paper.
There will be a companion painting for this, a lighter one, born to 'sweet delight'. 

thanks for reading!

21 comments:

Marlene said...

She is beautiful and I love the poem. I used to like to memorize poems but have not done it for years.

apinkdreamer said...

so beautiful...

Art by Sascalia said...

Beautiful face and the background is gorgeous! x

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Hi Betty, Your angel is beautiful.
Although she is sad hearted there is hope in the night. The poem fits her so well.
You must have an amazing mind to memorize poems. I can't even remember half the sentences I have just read. Literally in one eye and out the other,lol!
I remember the paintings!

Thank you so much for your message, lovely to hear from you.

Hugs!

Julie

Sue said...

Betty I really like this - perfect interpretation of the poem. Beautiful

Sue

Julia Christie said...

I just love this poem and she is so beautiful! Great job!

Smiles

Nicola said...

Wow i so love this! It's beautiful, especially because it is sad, you have inspired me to step out of my box and do something a little less light hearted than my norm. I love the back ground too it's just beautiful!

Cameron said...

I love how even her hair looks solemn...never knew hair could be...but you've achieved it...making the whole piece have a sorrowful harmony.

And the Poem gives it Dark elegance...

just beautiful!

EVA said...

Misery-born is beautiful and compelling!

A great habit to memorize poems. I'm always impressed when people can recite them. Lovely!

slommler said...

Love the poem...and the painting is hauntingly beautiful! I love her!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Jonny J Petros said...

Wow Beautiful painting I love her face very emotional and love the poem. Sincerely, Jonny

PBsArtStudio said...

Wow, she is beautiful!and a beautiful poem too!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

This is gorgeous. And beautiful poem too!

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful poem and it suits the painting wonderfully. I can't memorise a poem if my life is at stake. :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh how I love this. The poem and the painting are absolutely amazing. It's haunting and yet oh so beautiful!!! :) Theresa

Tammie said...

How wonderful to experience a lovely flow as you breath life into your art. She is wonderful! As is the poem. My cranial sacral teacher made us memorize poetry. He would say that when one memorizes a poem it changes them.

Rosemary said...

Lovely picture with just the right touch of pathos.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Betty! She is beautiful! Love how you added the poem to the painting too. Fabulous creation! Wishing you a lovely week! :)

PEA said...

this is stunning.. It is available for sale?
contact me at phillanes@yahoo.com

readingsully2 said...

Oh a sad angel. You are an expert with expression on the lovely faces you paint.

Poetic Artist said...

I am catching up on visiting. I love this one even if she is sad.
So Beautiful..