Thursday, November 17, 2005

midnight offerings


















image copyright: nellis, 2005.

8 comments:

Aaron said...

fatty... i'm really loving this... a job well done.

can you explain it a little?

elnellis said...

thanks fatty, not too much to explain, i was just experiementing with colors and a bit of texture last night. nothing deep on my part, but maybe it says something to you?

Lian said...

It's gorgeous Phil.

swift said...

beautiful phil - I hope you continue to "experiment" in that direction.

elnellis said...

thank you friends

pedro said...

I love it Phil. Right now, all I can associate it with is our friend's passing. It somehow reminds me of him. A fitting tribute. I'm praying for you, and my heart weeps with you.

Chris said...

phil--it's a beautiful and striking painting. i don't know what the sphere is supposed to be--the moon, the sun or maybe blood based on the title you gave it? in any case, it really stands out to me and i like it...i love you, brother. we're praying for you as well as Todd's family.

nathan Barrett said...

After reading all the comments I can't help but think that artists allow us the freedom to interpret by their inability to always understand why they are creating whatever it is they are creating. I have found that writing music and lyrics is the same way. I'm neither a musician or artist, but I receive so much out of both and when I ask for original artistic interpretations from different people and their work, many of them are not exactly sure what to tell me, but it's like I already know. In many cases, it has touched me deep within my spirit in a way that nothing else could and when I go to tell the artist, they just explain that they were in a wierd mood, or just experimenting, or that the piece is just taking on a life of its own. This has to be some form of grace and God's hand working through us. Hence this piece and others that you've done as well as some of the songs that Todd sang have had the same effect. We who can't need you who can, please don't stop, it is liberating in a way that can't be reproduced or commercialized.

May God be blessed!