Thursday, November 17, 2011

White - Silent (Illustration Friday)

                                     THE SNOW had begun in the gloaming,
                                             And busily all the night
                                      Had been heaping field and highway
                                          With a silence deep and white.

                                                          James Russell Lowell 

This morning we were greeted with a heavy blizzard, erasing horizon painting sky and earth white

This weeks topic on illustration Friday is silent. Just like the land is silent this morning, hushed with snow, so my mind gets hushed in peace when I'm surrounded with silence. 

Being alone - even just for a moment, restores my spirit. Being silent, sitting surrounded by silence - that was the inspiration for the above painting.

Painted in oil and using a scrap of candy wrapper for the chair, her soul is being restored in white silence

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.  ~William Penn

You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.  ~Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find a moment of refreshing silence this morning



Sandra van Doorn said...

just found you via Illustration Friday; This painting caught my attention, i find it extremely peaceful and beautiful.

Erin K said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaning such a nice comment. I love your soft and clam illustration style. It has such a gentle flow to it that makes it really eye catching. Keep up the great work! <3

thewillowsnest said...

this is beautiful Wilme...such beautiful restorative silence here.....

I too am a great love r of silence.. it is like drinking water to me :)

What a fabulous idea to use the candy wrapper for her chair!..I also LOVE the quote you used :)
Special painting..
xx Helen