Sunday, February 21, 2010

Elfi Cella

by Elfi Cella

I came upon this lovely painting yesterday and I wanted to share it with you. Its from Elfi Cella's blog. I don't exactly know what it is that grabbed me so much with this painting, but I love it.

Its such an original piece. The composition, the texture, the color. It has roots and paintbrushes! How can you hate that? I hope you take a moment and click to enlarge it. Its worth your exploration. The texture at the top is actually writing...

Remember when you were a child and you ironed waxed paper over leaves to preserve them? (Maybe some of you still do this...) When I enlarge this painting, it reminds me of that. I feel like the bumpy writing and the paintbrushes are part of what got waxed in and the roots and herbs are placed on top of it all. My eye dazzles and I'm transfixed on all the nuances this painting has to offer. Its a mesmerizing piece.

I love this about blogging. I love that an art exhibit awaits at my fingertips! Since I've started blogging in December, my enthusiasm has spawned at least four people to begin blogging too. Its a contagious thing, isn't it? When I think of contagious, I think of a cold or the flu, but this type of contagious is more like laughter. A good contagious.

I feel as though I've made new friends already.

As you continue to visit each others blogs and share in their art, in their thoughts, things get personal. I can only imagine how connected I will feel after blogging for a year or two.

I'm so happy you're all out there. Out there taking time to post your works. Taking time to share your wonderful thoughts. Taking time to leave much-loved comments. Wasted moments of my day are no longer wasted. Its become time spent with my new connected friends.

Thank you all for that...


  1. This painting really draws you into the details. How very lovely and soothing it is to me. The writing across the top is just the right touch.

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


  2. J'aime beaucoup, c'est vraiment ravissant. Et le relief est très réussi.

  3. I love too this painting. And as you know i wish to be a little fly to explore this grass.

  4. Very much like this one. Lovely..


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