Thursday, August 12, 2010

Night Owls

Night Owls, acrylic/printmaking, 18 x 36
Elizabeth W. Seaver

This is a renovation of this painting which in my February blog post was still a work in progress.  I was looking at it one day recently, thinking, "That's not finished.  I see owls."  I finally got around to painting them in.

I'm sorry about the long absence from blogging.  My beloved father died on July 24th. I went to Texas to help with funeral arrangements and to spend some time with my family.

From one moment to the next, the world is a completely different place.  He was a hero, not just to me but to many people. 

I miss you, Papa.

28 comments:

Maggie Ruley said...

I am so sorry. The owls are beautiful.

bricarwaller said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad:( Wishing you strength during this time!

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".

Tres Seaver said...

I miss him too. I think he would like the owls, after spending 25 years as chaplain at Rice.

RHCarpenter said...

I am so sorry, Elizabeth, for your loss. Owls are birds of mystery, winging away to another world.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I'm sorry for your loss...hard to let go of a dad.
Your owls are intriguing...wonderful color!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Your owls are sweet.
So true about life changing, sorry to hear, that is a tough one my prayers are with you and your family

Kerri Settle said...

My condolences, Elizabeth. I wish you and your family the best.

-Don said...

Hi Elizabeth. I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. I know this is a tough time for you and your family. My thoughts are with you.

Your owls are wonderful.

-Don

Kim said...

Oh Elizabeth, my thoughts are with you...

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Elizabeth! I was worried when you vanished. I'm very sorry about your father.

Your owls are just the thing that painting needed.

I'm glad you are back.

Dorothy said...

I agree with Tres, because of Rice, but also because of his love of birds and wisdom! He, himself, was a night owl!

I love you, Sister and I miss Papa, too.

Incognito said...

So sorry to hear about your father's leaving this world. Thinking of you.

Looking at this painting, I think you've got me pegged--can't wait to see it in person, which will be very soon.

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.don't have words to console ....!
this owls are beautiful,there are three or some hidden ..i can see lot of highlights and shadows and its awesome Elizabeth.
Take care...

-Don said...

I had to come back to see your owls again. I think this may be a favorite, if not THE favorite. It's spectacular.

-Don

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words and thoughts on Night Owls. You truly buoy me with your support.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Don: What a nice compliment that you should come back to visit my owls. Thanks for that!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

So sorry miss Elizabeth! You are in my prayers...My sincere wish for you is that you will soon be remembering the happy times with him!! The owls are a perfect fit to finish this most wonderful piece!!

lilasvb said...

so sorry for you
i like this tree

Celeste Bergin said...

My sympathy to you and yours. It doesn't matter how old we are when we lose them...it is never easy to say goodbye to a parent. Owls seem a perfect symbol for your Dad...it's a beautiful painting.

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

The right piece at the right time. So sorry to hear about your dad.

the GyPsY said...

Sorry to hear about your loss.
The painting is amazing.

Joan Breckwoldt said...

I am sorry to hear about your father. May you have God's peace which passes all understanding in this difficult time.
The owls are beautiful, such a wonderful integrated work!
Joan

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Elizabeth!

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a parent.

I love this painting. I think it is one of my favorites.

After my Father passed away, a great horned owl came to visit us on a daily basis for 3 weeks. He continued to come back and is still in the area. Coincidence...I believe it is.

Andrew Finnie said...

Hi Elizabeth, hope you are keeping well.

Pam Holnback said...

My thoughts and prayers are w/ you. Coming back to your art and blog and friends will help ease the emptiness.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Elizabeth, this is a lovely painting, and I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Artist said...

beautiful painting. love the circles that you can see if you look hard enough. i'm sorry about your father, but do keep making art!!!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

I am sorry for your loss. We are all walking a tightrope, aren't we? I hope you have loved ones around to catch you and hold you tight.

May I say that this owl painting is so delightful and beautifully composed. Lovely.