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In the Comfort of my Island

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When I was a child, some of the adults around me made me believe that being an introvert was wrong. I was constantly pushed into changing how I was but I never did. Having extrovert cousins and aunts that loved gossiping and bullying made it even worse (and they lived 2 blocks from my house!). I am not going to say that this caused me great harm but annoying it was. VERY annoying. Part of me believed that there was something wrong with me. Obviously, years later, life taught me that I am perfectly fine and there's more people like me than the ones I describe above. It turns out, I am the normal one, lol. This painting is NOT about those people. This painting is about the wonderful life introverts can have. Being able to be alone, with ourselves, is a gift in itself. When I am in "my island" I feel at peace. "My island" is a place where creativity and productivity happens, hours can go by without me knowing (until it gets dark, lol). I get all my energy when I am in "my island." The world needs more of us, introverts (yes the world also needs extroverts as long as they are not gossipers and bullies).

This whimsical painting measures 24x18 inches with a depth of 1.5". The sides were painted so it does not need a frame. It's ready to hang!

Responses (5)

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Joseph Balletta

May 11, 2022

I like your representations . I have some art up on this platform too but I also like to write so if you wish I would invite you to check out my article : " Fathers and Sons" at josephballetta.substack.com

In the future I will attempt to critique your art and I hope it will be something you like.

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Alicia Puig
Alicia Puig Critic

May 10, 2022

Isolation has without a doubt taken on a new meaning since 2020. Upon first glance, this painting evokes an uncanny feeling of loneliness in presenting the viewer with a solitary dwelling perched high atop the uppermost branches of an otherwise barren and deserted island. Is someone meant to spend a rather extreme period of quarantine here? But as you linger on the composition, despite questioning how one would even reach such remote quarters, you begin to visualize basking in the warm sunlight that shines on the verdant trees and glitters on the surface of the tranquil waters below. In the absence of waves, you imagine hearing only the faintest sounds of the sea lapping at the island’s rocky shores or a subtle breeze whistling through the lush greenery. As the surrealist narrative in the painting unfolds, it becomes evident that this isn’t meant to be a place where one would feel trapped from the outside world. It is quite the opposite, in fact. In titling the work “In the Comfort of my Island”, Llanes underscores the notion of this enchanting scene being one of serenity. That the island and trees are fully enveloped by soft hues of blue adds to the sense of calm. Both her choice of subject and the deftly detailed manner in which she executes it allow her to successfully achieve her aim of creating a peaceful, dreamlike image.

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Marlene Llanes
Marlene Llanes Creator

May 10, 2022

Thank you so much for such wonderful description!!! You are a very talented critic and writer!

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Alicia Puig
Alicia Puig Critic

May 10, 2022

Appreciate the compliment, love your work!

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Gayle Faulkner

May 06, 2022

Very creative and fun.

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Barbara Bose
Barbara Bose Artist

May 05, 2022

Definitely a painting of a place I like to be most of the time.

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Linda Lauter
Linda Lauter Artist

May 04, 2022

Very inventive. Not sure how to get up to the house. Maybe I would fly up there.

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Marlene Llanes
Marlene Llanes Creator

May 05, 2022

There is a ladder on one of the trees, at least in my imagination (I didn't paint the ladder because it would be very hard to see anyways)

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Marlene Llanes
Creator
Category
Surrealism, Dreamscapes
Type
Painting - Unframed
Materials
Oil, Canvas
Dimensions
18.00 inches wide
24.00 inches tall
1.50 inches deep
Weight
3.00 lbs
Location
Austin, TX, US
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