My Paintings and Stories By Sarel

One of my favorite storytellers, Sarel Venter, a friend I met on Facebook, writes many wonderful stories, some inspired by my paintings!!  I’m so honored and thrilled!  I’ll post them on my website as he sends them.  Enjoy…

Sarel’s short stories are being published and will be available soon.  If you’re on Facebook, please “Like” him at “Stories By Sarel”  “Like” my Facebook page at  Sharon Abbott Art

Sarel  has given me permission to include a a printed copy of his story to the purchasers of these paintings.   My paintings and Sarel”s stories are copyrighted, all rights reserved.  











Sarel’s story inspired by “Interlude”


“Interlude” A Story By Sarel



This painting is now in a BoldBrush competition, by the way.  If you’re on Facebook and would like to vote for it, click Here and then scroll down to find the BoldBrush Competition Link, click on the image and “Like” to vote.  Thanks!

This is Sarel Venter’s story written for “Interlude”,

“When I look at her yearning, after long separation, it is the blue that catches my eye.

As I stare into the depths with my longing exposed, I remember more. For there in the living liquid, colors are found that change with the season and with every reason. It fascinates me so.

On a clear calm day, the depths come to life, showing through the obvious to surprise me with her mystery. When storms rise and passion comes to play, the energy bounces off the surface, reflecting the lightning in the air.

When she is seen in love, the living colors change and grow, inviting me within. When excitement mounts, the spark climbs to the surface, flinging its abundance into space. As listlessness languidly descends, the vibrancy also leaves for the season, leaving me with memory of what was, in anticipation of what will be.

Surrounded by a red cloak in evening, blue turns to green. Before vision escapes me for the night, the colors haunt me again, drawing me nearer still. It is when the heavens amaze with it’s nightly splendor that the surfaces reflect timeless life itself; even the moon looks more appealing, once reflected from her touch.

There are moments when the timeless wisdom of her depths amazes me, just as there are moments when cruel judgment sets a cold gray glint of steel to her gaze. For the changing nature of her being contains both, and so much more.

I will never cease to wonder at the turmoil responsible for the brown remembrance fading below the surface, and will always wonder at what memories swim below. I could never tire of looking at her, and will always want to see my image reflected there.

Many moments are spent given to contemplation, wondering at the root of the attraction, for it cannot be denied. I must be here, staring with longing, for closeness I cannot achieve. I am left to wonder how many men have found themselves here, attracted by the siren song of perfect nights, when limped pools invite the mortal for a swim, forgetting for the moment that we can only be visitors here.

Even knowledge of man’s temporary nature cannot appease the permanent lust for perfect communion.

Thus I am left staring into the eyes of my beloved, drinking in the beauty when offered, turning away from the wrath when it ascends , and longing always to understand. My lover’s eyes beguile me still, as they have since first glance.

Let there be love.”

Sarel Venter’s Story written for “Interlude”  Copyrighted by Sarel  Venter.  He has agreed to a printed copy of the story accompanying the purchase of “Interlude”.   A book of his short stories is being published, soon available.  If you’re on Facebook, please “Like” him at “Stories By Sarel”  “Like” my Facebook page at  Sharon Abbott Art.

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