The Test of Mettle

She will show them what she is made of.


20 x 24 x 3/4



~ by artveronica on May 12, 2016.

15 Responses to “The Test of Mettle”

  1. I LOVE this. It is so watery and cold, and everything that is great about abstraction!

    Great job! 🙂

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  2. Nothing better than grey and abstraction… if one has ever seen the Canadian prairies on a dark snowy day, they will understand why your work has such power. Grey abstraction has nature’s power behind it. Heaven for me is grey abstraction, a prairie storms in February, a frozen Sunday with no sun… one of your grey paintings! Heaven… because you have to snuggle into blankets, or snuggle together, or your soul has to snuggle deeply into a Miles Davis record or an Annie Proulx’s writing to stay warm. Dark horizons are heaven, grey is the light of god… no surprise you are from a Northern US state… you are the master of Minne-malism! 🙂

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    • And you are so very kind. And yes, I agree, I don’t find that grey gloomy. The fog and mist and darkness against white is very comforting. And then of course snuggling helps too. Thank you Daniel.

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  3. Your work is an excellent example of how your focus on Minnemalism creates genuine expression – which has not been robbed of its truth by concern for what the/an art world thinks of it or how it may be institutionalized. Whether it is intentional or not, you remain unabsorbed by all the nonsense of others placing exterior values on your inner truth(s). Your work is an excellent example of this best aspect of Outsider Art….

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  4. Reblogged this on Still Another Photoblog.

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  5. Love, love it! Love the feeling!


  6. Was a tough year for me but your work is spectacular!


    • Thank you very much for your comment. Some years are tougher than others, we have to do it one day at a time.
      Of course that is always easier said than done. I appreciate your posts, they make me think.

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      • I agree Veronica. It’s always easier said than done, as anything we think about or contemplate or at times procrastinate about is the easy part but it’s the putting those thoughts into action that requires our strict attention and determination to get the actual work done. I know when I was a boy I did a serious amount of daydreaming which was OK then, “10but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. 12Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:10-12

        Then there are the very unexpected things that happen in life as I was referring to in my previous comment, when my whole life took a big turn for the worse in my being impacted by other persons who were politically nefarious characters that had no qualms in causing pain and suffering for another! Then I had a long battle on my hands to survive intact as best I could. Without the Lord I wouldn’t be typing this right now so all my success and the will to continue on my journey; I owe to Him.

        I’m very glad if anything I’ve said had affected you in some positive meaningful way! Amen.
        Have a lovely day.

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      • It is always the unexpected things that happen in life that we have no control over. It can be brutal, Sometimes we can hide it from everyone and be torn apart internally.
        I am happy you have survived that battle and continue to help others. We do the best we can. Take care

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      • Yes so true what you’ve said! Thank you very much!
        Growing up my mother would always say that God wants us to try our best; so you’re right we do our best!
        Take care.

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