Thursday, May 14, 2009

Equine Art Horses White Arabian Horse Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

Those of you who have been following my work for a while know that I love painting horses, and that white horses hold a special fascination for me. There is some sort of spiritual connection that is beyond my understanding. To me the horse is a metaphor for life, and if I can't quite explain it, that is because I am not sure I understand it. "Out of the Shadows" is particularly metaphoric, because that describes the events of my life over the last twelve months. It has been a year of grief and loss, of rapid change and upheaval, of long hours of introspection and self-discovery.

Many years ago I learned the futility of asking, "Why?" "Why me?" "Why now?" Whatever answers may exist are so far beyond my experience that I would never understand, even if God were to show me His master plan. No, the question I have learned to ask is "What now?" - Where do I go from here? What road do I take? And, most important, if I am not who I used to be, or if I have never been who I thought I was, who am I?

Yet, even in the darkest shadows, there is always a glimmer of light. Sometimes just a tiny glimmer, just the thinnest little shaft of light coming through the crack somewhere. But it is enough. You can see the light hitting the horse's face, highlighting individual hairs in its mane. That light is hope for tomorrow. The hope that we can all get up and get moving one more day, and find ourselves one day closer to the Light.

Out of the Shadows is a pastel on Canson Paper, 10.5 x 13. It is matted and ready for you to frame. $85 includes shipping within the US. 20% of the sale will be donated to True Blue Animal Rescue. It has not yet been listed on Ebay.

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A Brit in Tennessee said...

What absolutely stunning paintings you create.
Such a talent, I am in awe....
Will visit often, just stopped by here via Larry's blog.

dellartist said...

Thanks so much, great to see you here.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous! Hope things are going better for you now! Beautiful artwork =) And we share a love of horses. Vicki at Graceful Moments gave me your link...