Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Call of the Light

"Call of the Light", 20x16, oil on gessobord

"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." —Blaise Pascal

This large painting is of the wing back chair that sits in the corner of my mom's living room where I snapped the photo reference. 

Caught in a yin-yang sea of cool and warm light, the chair sits vacant and still, like an empty canoe at dawn, docked against a back lit window that laps cool waves of early morning light against its sides. In a battle for dominance and balance, the table lamp to the right, casts its baited hooks of warm golden highlights designed to lure and reel you in for the catch.  

This seat beckons, kick off your shoes and sit right down. Simply be and listen for a quiet moment, not with the mind but with ears of the heart. 

This tiny minnow-of-a-habit built into each day reaps a bounty you'll never throw back. 

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  1. Great quote.....and so true.
    Love the painting and love that section of the side of the chair that hold the shadows. It takes me right in.

  2. Life holds light and dark, positive and negative, good and bad, etc., like the song goes, "you can't have one without the other." Both are necessary in order to experience the opposite. Thanks for commenting, Helen.