Juanita Bellavance, Variation 5, From Variations on a theme portfolio, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
It's so beautiful to be sitting near a body of water, whether a lake or ocean in the dark. The dark blue and moonlight shimmering on the water warms the soul. The intriguing glimmer of a few leaves against the dark backdrop is caused by the porch light. Peace and quiet in nature fill me with presence, unlike anything I can think of.
This painting gives me the moment of presence I'm talking about. As you can see with this writing it has put me back on a porch looking over a body of water on a summer night.