Monday, August 3, 2009

White Water Lily

As I painted this, I was thinking about all the conversations I've had recently with so many people who are very afraid of what they might lose over the next two years: they fear losing jobs, home, savings, careers, health, their lives, their dreams, their minds. This is a disturbing time for many people. • May I offer some small solace? May I remind you of something that you will not lose, something that you should not forget. No matter what befalls us, the sun will still rise, there will still be sunsets worth watching, and the lily on the pond will still bloom. • This is the lily growing out of a murky bottom, in a pond full of algae and weed. Notice it's aura of idyllic peace, it's suggestion of a pristine place too good to be true. How does the lily do this, one small flower, coming from a cold dark place? - Nancy Boudreau

The painting is approximately 5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed matboard, in an 8" x 10" cream colored mat, unframed, shipped to you directly by the artist. The title and prose that appear above are handwritten on the back of the painting. The painting is also signed and dated on the back.

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