Monday, January 8, 2018

Wheel of Fortune

 "Around the Wheel"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

The Tarot card in this painting is "The Wheel of Fortune." I've been choosing the cards for this series of paintings randomly - or rather, not randomly, but not due to any knowledge or prior research on their meanings. I've been choosing them like I choose most of my still life objects - for their colors and shapes, the visual elements they add to a composition. 

Looking up "The Wheel of Fortune" once the painting was finished, I read: "The Wheel of Fortune speaks of a pivotal point in your life, where new options become possible. The appearance of the Wheel of Fortune shows that change is not only likely to happen, it is certain to happen, and soon."

....A solid sentiment for the new year, eh? And I thought this painting was just about circles and triangles!

Black and White study for this piece, oil on Arches oil paper, approx. 8x8". NFS.

1 comment:

Kathryn Glover said...

Sarah, I love this painting and the way you work with silver. And the ribbon....Wow! There are strong geometric elements in this painting. I love realistic abstracts....shapes and more shapes. Kathryn