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"One for Sorrow" by Marietta Buck

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One for Sorrow,
Two for Joy,
Three for a Girl,
Four for a Boy,
Five for Silver,
Six for Gold,
Seven for a Secret
Never to be Told.

A project I was working on for Bifrost that went a little out of control. The project was/is to do a piece of work/s dealing with a nursery rhyme and could be up to two pieces. It didn't quite work out that way, once I got started I couldn't stop.

It is just that this rhyme has always been a favorite of mine, since it fits along with a storyline of mine. In this picture one of the Queens is reflected on her pastlife. No one is quite sure of what happened to her though, whatever it was, left such a scar that her mind was corrupted and now she spends her time with two others whose life purpose is to keep order amongst gods and mortals alike.

Colored Pencil, Adobe.

18 Jun 2004:-) Randy taffy Linbourn
a nice and seemingly simple pic Marietta.:0)
but when you study it the clothes are good but what does it for me is the way you've done the angle of her head(pure genius).that one little angle brings this to life for me.:0)
well done again! :0)

11 Marietta Buck replies: "Thank you Randy! I really appreciate that you've come by to see my work and enjoy it. Pure genius...hmm careful I might get an ego...*l*"
18 Jun 2004:-) Wendy Bittnerová
Here I go...I'm doing another first comment jig...I'm starting to get sweaty! *lol* This is a beautiful illustration of the idea of sorrow...I immediately felt the sorrow in this pic...it just speaks to the viewer...her costume is also lovely, particularly the translucent veil. Wonderful pic and my favorite one from you updates so far! *smiles*

:-) Marietta Buck replies: "Green is great, it causes people to feel bad...well that and Napels yellow. Hmm I don know, sorta have a tie going between this one and the fourth one, well for me I mean. Thank you for your comments, and no over dancing because of me. "
20 Jun 2004:-) Sevgi Yazici
Yay! New pics!1.. Where to start.. The drawing just has some sort of aura of sadness and, yes, sorrow.. She looks lonely.. left.. Makes me wanna *sob*.. I love your work, like I once said, and will keep saying.. 2

:-) Marietta Buck replies: "Thank you much Sevgi. No crying it's ok... Saying I'm happy about a sad illustration sounds wrong but I'll say it anyway because I am very happy that it does come across sad. Thank you."
20 Jun 2004:-) Elizabeth F Keimach
There is a feeling of sorrow and bleakness in this picture. It's so hard for me to convey these kinds of feelings in my paintings, yet my short stories are all quite sorrowful. Lovely piece of work marietta!

:-) Marietta Buck replies: "I'm glad that I was able to convey that feeling with this picture. It is amazing how we all have our different ways of portraying feelings. Thank you very much Elizabeth."
22 Jun 2004:-) Brian L. Husted
This is a wonderful drawing that really does evoke feelings of sorrow and loneliness. I like that you have it set in winter with the snow on the ground, it really lends itself to the cold miserable feelings that she must be experiencing.

:-) Marietta Buck replies: "Thank you. I'm glad that the feeling gets across. And winter does add to miserable feelings at time. "
26 Jun 200445 Germaine 'Arloquin' Vogel
When I first looked at this, I felt a shiver of cold. The sadness of her is very apparent - not only because it's winter and she's looking at a grave, but also because of her coloring. The green makes her stand out more, makes her seem more of a loner. Well, even though it's sad, I still like it. Beautiful shade of green you chose.

:-) Marietta Buck replies: "Thank you. I like using green since most people don't mind the color and it can mean so many things. Thank you again, and glad that you like it!"
8 Dec 2004:-) Elizabeth Lizzard Morrissey
I really like her clothing, its different, somehow. Very nice work.

:-) Marietta Buck replies: "Thank you."
25 Oct 2007:-) Sarah Cuypers
Cute idea for a series. Never could remember how the nursery rhyme went exactly myself. But I like the idea and what you did with it. I especially like the way how you did the queen's veil.
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'One for Sorrow':
 • Created by: :-) Marietta Buck
 • Copyright: ©Marietta Buck. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Adobe, Colored, Death, Green, Pencil, Queen, Sorrow
 • Categories: Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Coloured Pencils, Black Ink, Computer Program
 • Submitted: 2004-06-17 21:28:26
 • Views: 694
 • Resolution: 414x600

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