12" x 16" oil on gallery wrapped canvas
I was thinking of so many things when I titled this painting. The tragedy in Newtown, CT was all over the news and I just couldn't absorb any more of the awful news. I wanted to lose myself for a bit and paint. So I finished this painting of sunflowers. They are such happy flowers. Bright and cheerful. I was thinking the whole time of Grace. The graceful arc of the stems and nodding heads of the sunflowers. But more than that, the grace that we need to get through the saddest of times and move on to try and make tomorrow a better day. Leave the world a bit better than how we found it, somehow. It seems so cliche to say but when it comes right down to it... that is what life is all about. I didn't know any other way to do that on Friday than to paint. May grace be with us all.