Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Woman in Bark

This is a whimsical nude I found in some silvery driftwood on a beach near Lincoln City.  At first I felt a little shy to upload this organic painting--but Woman in Bark is such a phenomenal naturally beautiful piece I wanted to share her with you. I was astonished at the detail--you can see I did not have to enhance much. 

The lady seems to be painted by one of the masters of old--washed ashore in a froth of bubbles.  Perhaps she is indeed a portrait of Venus who, according to ancient myths, was born from the foam of the waves. 

Above you see her as I first saw her, the Woman in Bark.

13 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Howard Davies who lived on Victoria Island in BC, used to walk the beach there and the ocean current hit the western side of the island. He said it piled up all sorts of wood from everywhere. And he used some of the knots and odd pieces to carve some beautiful pieces. I have a photo of one piece I really liked. I will have to post it.

Beth Niquette said...

I would love to see that photo, Abe. I'll look forward to it! I have always loved wood and driftwood. I can't explain why--it is just a feeling I have for the grain and beauty I see in it.

willow said...

She's fabulous! WT is always bringing up driftwood from the Scioto River. I need to start looking for some natural images.

Megan Coyle said...

Oh wow, you amaze me. What a glorious figure found in nature :)

A Dancing Mango said...

ooooh Beth.. this is wonderful!
What beauty lies here.. An intrinsic part of ART here you found.. but only you could find such beauty.. Must run in your family deeply!
Hugs, Darlene xo
thank you for your tear provoking comments on my blog.. "happy tears". *S

Woman in a Window said...

Oh no, this is gorgeous. Nothing to be shy of whatsoever.

xo
erin

Grannie Annie said...

This is fabulioua Sissy Bea what a beautiful piece of natural art. Love you.

KleinsteMotte said...

This is brilliant! I love it.

Clytie said...

She is beauty - she is ART!

I'm so glad you posted her!

Laurie said...

Fascinating Beth. What a find.
Laurie

miruspeg said...

You have such a wonderful eye for beauty Beth. You see what most of us miss out on seeing.
Thank you for sharing your woman in bark, a true masterpiece.
Hugs
Peggy xxxx

Wind Pixie said...

That is positively astonishing! Wonderful!

jeff campbell said...

Shy...why? This is superb...nice eye...