21 April 2010

inner light

10x8 oil on panel

My kids have grown up with an awareness of ecology. Because environmental concerns are second nature to them, sustainability will always guide their decision making and lifestyle. They also have social awareness and a sense of fairness which could possibly lead to a career as a mild-mannered something-or-other by day, and superhero alter ego. A friend to the friendless, an ambassador of acceptance...these are superhero traits.

My kids are going to change the world, by their quiet example and their gentle influence on those around them.
Happy Earth Day.

17 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Mild-mannered by day...superhero by night...heheehehee.
This is a stunning painting!!

Ambassador of Acceptance said...

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Barbara Pask said...

Beautiful Dar. Especially love that big leaf, so interesting. Sounds like you have raised some wonderful people, I'm sure by example.

Dar Presto said...

Thanks, Jala. I suspect there may be a cape or two hidden in your coat closet. I won't tell...

Barb, thank you, dear.
The leaf was as tricky as it was compelling.

Right back at'cha, Ambassador! <3

Sheila Vaughan said...

Very brave of you to put yellow blooms against the dark red background - but it works! it really works! Love the soft edges too. Glad your kids make you happy.

Dar Presto said...

A courageous third attempt to replicate the way yellow flowers look in our red family room. If I were truly brave, I would have indicated some furniture, like your lovely interiors. I'm working up to it...someday!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is lovely. your kids sound like sensitive little artists. Good.

Dar Presto said...

Aw, thanks Mary! :)

Marian Fortunati said...

My little boy turned 10 on the 21st..

I miss you, Dar!

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful fresh clean colours. delightful:)

Dar Presto said...

Hi, Marian! Your little man is blessed to be so well loved and cared for. Looks like he'll be 20 before I'm painting again ;)I've been watching your hard work and travels, and wish your family well.

Dar Presto said...

Rahina, thanks so much! I enjoyed a look through your very lovely portraits.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

This is lovely, Dar. I hope to see some more spring flowers from you soon!

Dar Presto said...

Thanks, Diana! Gosh, I hope I paint soon too :)

Don Gray said...

Luminous, radiant painting, Dar--nice!

Dar Presto said...

Don,thank you so much! I am finally painting again after a long rest, and your words gave me a boost.

Lastri said...

nice paintings.....
i dun have intereset in paintings but i have seen all your paintings one by one and read the deccription.......
tussi great O