Saturday, November 3, 2012

dc abbild /portrayal

Our fabulous host and dc driving force Ariane, came up with a splendid theme this week,
a theme with that many possibilities it made my imagination run wild and i didn't really knew what to pick 'till, by chance, i heard this song, Midnight Oil's 'where do we sleep when our beds are burning'.
I decided to try and do the portayal of a song,
 this song, with it's clear message and compelling beat, a chorus that always made me dance and sing along.

please go to Ariane's 'Rose'  for more
abbild/ portrayal

have a nice weekeend
and yet keep dancing now and again


  1. i feel for the figure that's standing off, and has a lot of healing meaning, i think.
    i say this, because i've had a few consecutive nightmares, like scary ones. i need something/someone which can hold me together.. i find it here
    and yes.. oh boy. burning bed. quite accurate...
    i do believe in coincidence and i thank thee.

  2. Renilde, this is a fascinating painting and reminds me of Freida Kahlo's bed paintings for some reason. Quiet an interesting portrayal of a song i quite like, too. Very danceable! -sus

  3. i love this, i love how you came up with it and now i can hear that song in my mind, dancing together with you!!
    thank you dear renilde! x♥x julia

  4. Dear renilde your painting draws me right back at the time I spent in Australia hearing this song - love your aboriginal interpretation!
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Barbara

  5. Wow I haven't thought about that song in a long time! and your "portrayal" of it really gives it new meaning for me.
    I'll echo Nadine's sentiments about the figure off to the side- I am really drawn to that as well.
    I'll have to come back and look at this some more :)

  6. Dear Renilde,
    I really impressed by your portrayal of that song. And I like the story of finding very much...
    These arcane dashed line ending or beginning at the smaller figure... with bandaged eyes... wow, a great painting! Thank you very much!

    x Ariane.

  7. cooler song.
    love your interpretation. (have the song in my ears)


  8. I don't know why but I cannot hear this song at you tube. but I like your painting. so warm colours, so beautiful details!
    :-) mano

    1. Mano

      here is a link where you should be able to here it


  9. Claps and squeals over here Renilde!!!
    This is one of my favourite songs and I have seen Midnight Oil perform it live on several occasions in my Uni days.
    Im loving the connections that you have made through your painting a fantastic use of imagery that speaks the message clearly. Really is very powerful you are a masterful storyteller Renilde.

    Have a fantastic week

    Helen X