Heceta Head Lighthouse; near Florence, OR.
Portrait is very loosely based on a Juliette Belmonte painting. Painted on a 9 x 12 cradled board. Mixed media background is the prep for another painting.
Three steps of this multi-layered painting for week 2 of Let’s Face It 2023.
“Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end, or almost to the end, of the day.”
― Winston Churchill
I painted this portrait in tones of black and white with a burnt umber base painting. I had fun playing around with it in Filter Forge so put these 4 renditions together. Original posted below. The image was found on Unsplash.
I read this poem this morning and wanted to share it. Rosemerry writes wonderful poetry. Titled, “Ambition” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. Graphics from Gracie Tracy.
I am so far from the woman
I want to be, so far
from humility and simplicity.
I dream of clearing
not only the shelves,
not only the closets,
but also the cluttered inner rooms
that crowd out the divine.
Every day I search for ways
to best meet the day—
with poems, beautiful meals,
with songs, with praise—
so many ways to be radiant,
but I suspect all the day wants
is for me to meet it
and all that comes into my path
with kindness, with spaciousness.
In my effort to be good, to be whole,
I make it so difficult, this life.
The day doesn’t seem to hold
my exuberance against me.
It shows up as always,
generous as a new tomorrow,
quiet as dawn.
I am enjoying repeating some Daily Graces from previous years. This one is from 2016.