Monday, July 4, 2011


And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Elton John

I have always loved this song.  It was even more meaningful to me when he changed the lyrics for Princess Diana's funeral.

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Fred Spratt said...

i really like these, there awesome! the contrasts in the vertical and horizontal textural strokes used is great!

Maria's Watercolor said...

Very nice Carol, I like the blues and colors you chose and the lighting from the flame.

Kathy Cousart said...

I am a huge Elton John fan....wonderful painting of a candle to go with. Love those lyrics:)

Jane said...

Hi Carol, I too always loved this song and often sing it to myself ( I do a lot of singing when nobody hears me ) , and I love the way you painted this candle, and how you created the transparency in the top.

Unknown said...

Elton would be honored by your visual tribute to his lyrics. Just lovely Carol!

Kim Vanlandingham said...

Beautiful painting! I'm a fan too!

Diana Marshall said...

Love this one, the candle looks so waxy and the flame so real, beautiful composition too.

mary maxam said...

I feel like these are actually painted in soft wax, beautiful effect!