Fantascape #17 : Fire and Ice

A more realistic fantascape, almost still life…

it might have been before the trees started to take human form and invade our world

at a time when ice and fire

were not parted by physical laws…


11 Responses to “Fantascape #17 : Fire and Ice”

  1. givethemhell Says:

    Hello, dear Miki,

    you are showing us an interesting painting of contrasts, “Fire and Ice”. It looks like a rugged coastal line to me, with brown cliffs dropping deep down into icy blue water …

    Wishing you a good start into the new week,

  2. Miki Says:

    Bonjour, chère Eva!
    Thank you for your lovely comment. Contrasts, as I commented to Joel in the last entry, are very important in a painting, or any piece of art, in music too for example.
    Very interesting what you see in my painting…
    I wish you a wonderful monday

  3. Tomas Says:

    Hi, dear Miki,

    thank you for the sharing of your colors. Your pictures warms my heart.

    this picture is the most realistic of all that I have seen. That’s the landscape that looks like a photo. However, what captures the attention is not the recognized shapes in the picture, but what was felt by the viewer while looking at the picture. You colors are alive and thus I rejoice over the wonderful smell of the life. Thus while looking at the picture of a place that never was seen by me, I am reading the story of my own life and rejoicing over the breathing. Thank you once again.


  4. wrjones Says:

    That is sort of a Van Goghish figure walking down the path. Is that the house where the Potato Eaters lived?

    Are your clothes as bright as your paintings? I like the colors.

  5. helenl Says:

    Hi Miki, This one is more complicated, maybe because it’s more realistic. I have a draft and will post it soon (soon means maybe later today, maybe in a day or two.)

  6. Tomas Says:

    Dear Miki,
    do you know that your brush is not the brush but the magical wand?

  7. ivdanu Says:

    Looks t me like a splendid Lascaux painting!

    I was asking susan if he would like me too to participate i your fantascape game…now I’m asking for your approuval… I would like very much to participate, when I would be finish with my students, about 12-15 june… What do you think, miki?

  8. Susan Cornelis Says:

    I see a figure diving into the rock at right, or is it emerging? I am like you, Miki, unable to look at nature forms without seeing the archetypal figures in the dance of life. You’re using my favorite color palette here – the path lit by aqua light, so enticing! And I’d like to go meditate in the mountainside hut.

  9. helenl Says:

    During the Age of Ice and Fire

    The trunks of the trees
    have grown straight and tall,
    shadows fall only where
    it’s logical. The trees burned

    hot, burned cold, burned like
    frost, burned with frost-burn.
    The fiery ice of passion let
    the trees remain, unconsumed.

    Fire colored the rest of the mountain:
    Yellow, brown, (a darker brown
    than the dirt by the path). Fire
    has melted the path-bed—

    but not the path—so that the path
    is higher than its bed and crowned
    to allow drainage in the age that
    will follow, when trees—like men—

    like Moses will remove their shoes
    at the sight of a burning bush.
    The sun must have been low this
    time of year, this time of day,

    which leaves my mind confused.
    Confused in those shadows. Perhaps,
    the sun was setting, vanishing,
    for in the upper portion

    of the upper left-hand quadrant,
    the sky is nearly black. The ice
    on the shadowed cliff—
    below the path—was blue.

    A person walked on the path,
    a building off to its right. A part
    of the mountain was covered with ice.
    And what else happens in a fantasy:

    The age of ice the age of fire
    in a time before the parting
    of physical laws.

    also posted on my blog.

  10. During the Age of Ice and Fire « Windows Toward the World Says:

    […] inspired by Miki’s painting, “Fire and Ice“ […]

  11. versionscelestes Says:

    Siempre habrá un punto
    la gran apertura
    en todas estas lineas del pasado…



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