Soft Pastel on 9 x 12 inch 200 lb. Sennelier Pastel Card
I dedicate this painting to our friend Renee. You have taught me much about boundless love, great courage, the healing power of laughter, and living life with abandon! Knowing you has changed me. Thank you!
I've been sitting here trying to write about how this painting came about, but I have no words. I was in that creative space and she appeared on my paper. She came from deep within and when I look at her, I can't quite describe how I feel, except that I know that she is part of me. Words are sometimes so inadequate, don't you think?!
P.S. Looking at her again and reading some of your comments, I feel compelled to add that even though she looks sad, sadness was not what I felt when I painted her. Far from it, I felt expansion, I felt freedom, I felt pure joy, exhilaration and great love! This woman has seen much, yet she knows with certainty that all is very well in the great scheme of things...