Saturday, 5 May 2007

Artwork: Renewal (original mixed media painting)

12 x 16" Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

I began this painting just over a year ago. Since that time it has sat dormant. Tonight I was inspired to pick it up once again. It is titled "Renewal", which is appropriate for Spring. The seven boxes represent this year. 2007 is all about change, renewal and re-inventing yourself. I am pleased with the way it has turned out. I hope you like it too. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Copyright Rachelle Baum


  1. It's beautiful! I think it may have been waiting for the right time to come out. I think those may be measurement marks on the spine of the leaf too. You seem to be able to 'find the time' for these many you had in your head and heart. How exciting .... xoxo

  2. Great work, honey. Glad to see you pick up a work that I know you have been troubled by in the past..

  3. Thanks for the comments guys! Auntie Brenda, I like your interpretation of the marks on the centre of the leaf. I think of them as stitches. The old self, attaching itself to the new.

    I definitely think this was the 'right' time to finish this painting. The last year has been filled with change. Not always easy, but necessary in order for growth and transformation. Overcoming challenges is never easy, but when you find yourslef on the other side, it can be incredibly life-affirming.

    My spirit feels renewed and ready for new adventures. I am more commited now than ever to my creative life.

  4. Rachelle, it has been my experience that the most worthwhile periods of my life are proceeded by big changes. We meet change everyday - but tend only to pay attention to the 'biggies'. It can be a very positive thing too - and necessary. I'm loving the creative surge you are on .....
    go get 'em!

  5. beautiful colors, so alive! Rachelle :)


  6. Hello Rachelle :) long time not seen, where are you? I hope you are fine

    sending you fairy blessings***

  7. Hi there, I happened across your blog by chance and I love this leaf picture. I see you took a small break from creating, but I sure hope you keep going, you have a great talent with using colour! All the best