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Monday, September 14, 2009

Sing a Song of Praise

Gone
Oil on canvas, 16x20


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I've found myself thinking a lot recently about faith - in God, in nature, in human nature. Sunday was a worldwide plein-air paintout day, I found out, and as I made this painting, I wondered about Sunday painters, and what they do about church.

The thought came easily to me, then: This is my church, this plein-air world, and these paintings are my prayers, my faith made visible.

I don't want to make too much of a point of this, or scare anyone away, but I do believe that a power greater than me brought me to painting, out of the blue, at the age of 50 - and brought me to painting for a reason.

And so I paint, and I sing a silent hymn of thanks and of thanksgiving, for this world, the blue skies, the ever-changing landscape, the universe of humans who live upon this land.

Thank you for reading.

1 comment:

Art with Liz said...

Wow Carrie, this is awesome!