This has a lovely feeling to it. Thanks for the music.
Why must you always move me so? I got all misty on this one, between the image, the music and your words. Very, very, lovely painting, very poignant message...(sigh.)Have a wonderful weekend Laurel!
this is a lovely painting and what a great sentiment....oh and the song on yoru blog fits perfectly!
Love the colours here and you've got another of my favourite tunes (the first one). By the way, being new to blogging, I have to sort out having two pages, a 'home' page and a dedicated 'Illustration Friday Page'. But I'm lucky enough this way to have a nice message from you on each! I shall drink a glass of French wine to your good health.
The simple things... We often forget about them, what a shame! :)It's beautiful!
GOOD! simple and nice - like it
So serene....I love the color scheme and your theme music. How peaceful!Thanks for your nice comment on my article. The article was only published online for now, but I have also submitted it to to SCBWI Bulletin.
why are we all rushing round looking for 'things'? what's wrong with us?
this is just so beautiful - such a wonderful, peaceful illustration - and with the music too, it's amazing:-)
This is beautiful! I was so moved... *sniff*
It gives me pause...So thoughtful and lovely Laurel.
Lovely painting - it is so serene and calming, the combination of subject matter and colours.
This is so sweet.
How did you know!!? I LOVE chairs and have dozens of little sketchbook drawings and paintings and collages of them. I also LOVE this one! :)
beautiful illustrationbeautiful musicbeautiful message!
Nice illustration :) and sentiments.
wow. This is such a sweet image but packs an emotional punch. Great work.
Good point! Beautiful painting!
ohh beautiful illustration and thought provoking! your line brings back memories as well..
Hello my friend!! Our move to the Southwest is over and I'm finally getting my studio space set up - yay! I have sure missed visiting my online friends :)btw I just LOVE the simplicity of this piece, the color palette is sublime.Lauraxo
lovely painting.....soft and serene...
great painting creating a great emotion...especially because of that juicy fruit on that old chair.. signifying freshness...i am also touched by Forever Young's deep thought in her comment here...
What a wonderful little canvas! How true too - I never thought of this before Laurel.
You are always so heartfelt and sincere with your work. The world needs more artists like you who can make us stop and think.
gosh, there's so much sadness in this picture. maybe it's like a mirror, you see what you feel. Anyhow, it's powerful in its simplicity and really hit me when I saw it.
I got a lovely feeling in this piece, .....:)VinK
Aaah, really beautiful. I can picture someone very much loved sitting on it.
Such beautiful, gentle colors and a very resonant sentiment. I admire the treatment of light in this piece... really lovely!
Sensitive and thoughtful.
Nice soothing use of color. "inanimate" objects can have so many stories in them.
Looking at this painting is very relaxing -- it reminds me of a lazy summer afternoon of my childhood, when the summer days seemed endless. I wish my days were still like that!
This image evokes a feeling of forgotten, and the viewer can add their own narrative to it. Lovely job!www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com
Lovely sentiment - calming, simplistic illustration to match
Beautiful painting and sentiment Laurel!!! A simple smell of a certain perfume/cologne or pipe tobacco or apple blossoms or whatever can really instantly bring back strong memories of a loved one or whatever for me. Looking at your painting, I smell (and, of course, thankfully see) sweet watermelon and lime sunshine-reminds me of some carefree peaceful day- and also of a friend I knew in college who treasured (still does) her deceased grandfather's kitchen chair - never letting anyone sit on it. It looks very similar to the one in your painting.Thanks for sharing
What a beautifully sensitive work! Well done as always!
Lovely illustration. Nice soft use of color - very evocative emotion. Great!
I had a chair like this at my Art Club. I loved it, but someone threw it away last week. Because it was old. I hate the new ones. But I love your illustration.
I really like the soft colours you use.
Beautiful soft colors- very calming. This, combined with the words and music, is very moving.
Hi Laurel, I would love to hear the rest of the story. What a powerful, touching, simple painting.I wish I knew just half of what you do. Love, Nancy B.