Friday, August 26, 2016

Kissed by a Butterfly



I have a very artistic friend who takes amazing photos.  She waited patiently for a butterfly to land on one of her flowers and she was successful in capturing a beautiful moment.  I am so thankful Marsha Thomas would allow me to use her photo to create my interpretation of being kissed by a butterfly.


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Mercy - SOLD




Mercy is a broad term that refers to benevolence, forgiveness and kindness.  In a article for the National Catholic Reporter, Vinita Hampton Wright reflects on what mercy looks like in everyday life.   Wright realizes that mercy is about small moments in most cases.  

"For example, mercy gives you his seat on the bus, acting as if he was about to get up anyway rather than making you feel that he is doing you a favor.  Mercy does not let out that sigh - you know the one-the wordless disapproval toward the person in the check-out line ahead of you whose card didn't swipe, or who can't find her coupons, or whose toddler is having a meltdown.  Mercy offers quiet sympathy and does not convey with her body language that this holdup is ruining her day.  Sometimes mercy chooses to not send back the food that isn't just right, simply because the waitress looks overwhelmed."



Friday, August 5, 2016

PEACE



I painted this large 36" x 36" painting for a show I am going to be in next month.  I found an internet based program that allows me to view it in a room.  Most of the rooms available for viewing are very contemporary but I think it gives a good example of how the painting could be used.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Seeking the Sacred SOLD



There will always be flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse



Acrylic 8" x 8" on gallery wrapped canvas