Unforgiving - Art by Laura Lecce
Unforgiving (acrylic on canvas. 36″ x 24″) – Art by Laura Lecce

A hot and burnt landscape of fiery red hills with a river running dry. A lone brittle tree struggling to survive in a desolate and unforgiving environment. What chance does the tree have to flourish, when the land is so unsupportive of life…. Is this my future?

This painting took me a very long time to finish. Sometimes I feel like I have a certain idea in my head as to what I want to paint and then try to force that idea into a painting. This one had quite a few evolutionary changes along the way, and finally I had to stop fighting it and just allow it to be what it wanted.

32 thoughts on “Unforgiving

    1. Thanks Margaret, its nice to know I’m not the only one who sometimes fights with my artwork. It’s a nice feeling though when you finally give in to just let it become what it has to be.
      I really appreciate your compliment, your artworks are so beautiful!

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  1. This is amazing. You’re good at what you do, Laura. Your artwork is so perfect that one could think that that’s the only thing you do. One thumb up, Laura. Well done. No, we don’t hope for such a future, but there are many people around the world in the same situation as that beautiful tree, simply because their governments starch away the money meant to support them.

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    1. Thank you tremendously Paul, you are truly one of my most supportive blog followers and I have more appreciation for that than I can put into words. Many, many virtual hugs being sent your way!

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      1. O Laura, thank you. Your words are so powerful that I am flying with wings. I enjoy your write ups, and truly I have learned so much by just reading your blog. You’re good with your craft, and there you won. Keep it up.

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  2. Laura, absolutely stunning painting, it’s so beautiful yet sad. Cheer up my artistic scientist because one day it will rain and the future will be bright.


    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words. The wonderful support I am receiving from all my visitors makes me so happy inside. Lots of love and hugs to you!


  3. Reblogged this on jill millward artwork and commented:
    Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing the beautiful work of Laura Lecce all the way form Australia (I believe). If you remember, I’m going to share the work of one of my fellow artists once a week. I have really loved seeing what people create and want to share. I wish I would share everyone’s art all at once. I had a hard time choosing which of Laura’s posts to reblog. I have enjoyed seeing her photography from her travels, but this great landscape caught my attention when she posted it. To me the painting has a hot and surreal feel to it, I love how the hills are glowing red and how that back hill arches down and disappears in to the sunrise/sunset. This is one of her great quotes:

    “I am happiest when I am allowed to collectively live my life as a scientist, artist, photographer, writer, and many other things. I believe that hobbies and other interests are the essence of what makes people unique.”

    I agree. Nice work Laura! Jill

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  4. Beautiful painting! I really understand your thoughts about wanting something that you are working on to look a certain way, and then it takes on a life of its own. In those times, as you said, you have to just let it do what it wants…strange concept but so true!

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  5. Always fortunate to run into an artist with the talent to capture internal moods and external beauty on canvas. Appreciate your visit to my adventure travel blog and look forward to more of your posts. Cheers.

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