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Original art, oil painting, whimsical art, woman art, one of a kind art, divine feminine, wall art, 12x12 art, dreamy art, contemporary art

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Description

Saudade is a Portuguese word that has no direct English translation.

From Wikipedia: "It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return.[2] A stronger form of saudade might be felt towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown, such as a lost lover, or a family member who has gone missing, moved away, separated, or died.

Saudade was once described as "the love that remains" after someone is gone. Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone (e.g., one's children, parents, sibling, grandparents, friends, pets) or something (e.g., places, things one used to do in childhood, or other activities performed in the past) that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. It brings sad and happy feelings all together, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling."

I have tried to capture my understanding of Saudade in this painting of a red-headed woman looking wistfully and longingly into the distance.

This original oil painting is made with archival, top quality oil paints on a gallery wrapped 1 inch deep canvas. The sides are painted and a wire is installed on the back, making it ready to hang with no framing necessary. It is signed by the artist on the front in the lower right corner.

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Saudade is a Portuguese word that has no direct English translation.

From Wikipedia: "It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return.[2] A stronger form of saudade might be felt towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown, such as a lost lover, or a family member who has gone missing, moved away, separated, or died.

Saudade was once described as "the love that remains" after someone is gone. Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone (e.g., one's children, parents, sibling, grandparents, friends, pets) or something (e.g., places, things one used to do in childhood, or other activities performed in the past) that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. It brings sad and happy feelings all together, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling."

I have tried to capture my understanding of Saudade in this painting of a red-headed woman looking wistfully and longingly into the distance.

This original oil painting is made with archival, top quality oil paints on a gallery wrapped 1 inch deep canvas. The sides are painted and a wire is installed on the back, making it ready to hang with no framing necessary. It is signed by the artist on the front in the lower right corner.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Return to shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KatieHoffmanFineArt?ref=hdr_shop_menu

www.katiehoffman.com
www.katiehoffman.net
https://www.facebook.com/KatieHoffmanFineArt

©Katie Hoffman 2016, all rights reserved

Thanks for looking!

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(29)
Reviewed by Khocoachanel
Buyer photo Khocoachanel, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 22, 2018
This small gem of a painting looks like an icon of the Patroness of Kitties with the halo and symbol on the cat. Background has sumptuous colors and texture. This was another “custom” where I ask the artist to do some small pieces with women and cats and I get to choose without obligation. Usually I end up buying more than one because Katie’s work is so unique and reasonably priced. Delivery is quick and this artist never disappoints!!!
Cat painting 1

Reviewed by Khocoachanel
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5 out of 5 stars
Jan 18, 2018
I love when Katie pairs women with animals in her paintings. This portrait is striking with the model’s hair matching her dress but clearly the cat steals the show! His eyes and fur bristle with attitude. No one packs more fantastic detail in a 5x7” canvas board than Katie. Clearly, I cannot get enough of this artist’s work!!!
Cat 4

Reviewed by Khocoachanel
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5 out of 5 stars
Dec 23, 2017
This is a small beauty on canvas, another intriguing portrait of a woman with her “familiar.” The expression on the woman’s face is recognized by anyone lucky enough to have a cat lie on them and purr. Katie adds wonderful detail like the flower and tendril in the woman’s hair. Cat figure is as lovely as her mistress!! Katie’s portraits never disappoint. I like that this one is on stretched canvas.
Whimsical art, cat art, original art, oil painting, woman art, whimsical animal art, one of a kind art, small painting, Katie Hoffman art

Reviewed by Khocoachanel
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5 out of 5 stars
Dec 3, 2017
Some more of Katie’s owls—so adorable!!
Owl1

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 12 Inches
  • Width: 12 Inches
  • Materials: saudade, longing for what never was, stretched canvas, Old Holland oil paint, Schmincke oil paint, Sennelier oil paint, Daniel Smith oil paint, Windsor Newton oil paint, M Graham oil paint, Williamsburg oil paint, Michael Harding oil paint, Utrecht oil paint
  • Feedback: 29 reviews
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