Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sift Through It

5 x 4 inches, oil on canvas
I like this old fashioned flour sifter. I'm always finding symbolism (holdover from English Lit. classes) everywhere I look. This object reminds me not only of the times we have baked bread or made cakes and cookies in our kitchen, but also this: There is so much negative in the world, and I need to sift through it and focus on the positive. Change things if need be and if I can, but otherwise, enjoy the beauty and wonder of the life I'm blessed to have right now. Knock on wood. I just posted this on Kim Rempel's new Mundane Objects Challenge. So far she has a ball of twine, a hammer, a roll of tape and this sifter. Link


martinealison said...

Très joli travail que celui de ce tamis à farine... De très belles nuances de gris... Bisous

AutumnLeaves said...

Not sure why, but I really think this is a favorite, Camille. The brush strokes, the colors, the composition...It all comes together beautifully! I haven't seen a flour sifter in years either.

Gary Keimig said...

Nice silvery looking Camille.
Love all the colors used to achieve it.

hmuxo said...

Great brush work on this wonderful painting!!

Weekend Abstrait said...

Très belle peinture Camille! et belle formule "l'émerveillement de lita vie" que cela continu..
mon nouveau blog "Weekend Abstrait"

Fay Terry said...

Saw this on Kim Rempel's site and I'm so glad 'cause now I have discovered your work! Great job on the sifter and I like the symbolism, too.
My friend Patti Vincent's comment led me to Kim's which led to yours. Funny how we seem to be drawn to certain other inspiring artists!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Martine-Alison, I enjoyed doing this palette -- exploring some finer-tuned, as you say, nuances of color. Subtlety has never been my strongest suit... thanks so much

Sherry, I'm thrilled to hear it would be your favorite because you appreciate so many details of things that I would never even notice. Thank you!

Gary, I'm always happy when you like something I did. Tin is fun.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Hilda, I had to start a new comment before I lost that whole thread there. I have a crazy renegade demon in my laptop keypad lately that suddenly deletes what I'm typing. I'm glad you like the brushwork; I had some pretty thick paint going on there!

Fay, welcome to my site and I hope you'll stop by often and I'll try to do the same. I don't blog-hop as much as I used to unfortunately. Will try to do better. Thanks again, everyone!