Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Hiding Place

Hi everyone.....sorry...I've had the artwork done since BEFORE Art&Soul and just plain forgot to post. I tried to stick to just flowers....then just leaves but it just didn't feel right for me. Trees and tree tops have always been a safe haven for me so I guess this piece just comes naturally if you'll pardon the pun. The quote written in the background is as follows....

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing

Hope you've enjoyed this entry.....Bee.


Art and image copyrighted 2008 by Bee Shay

4 comments:

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

OH BEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I THINK..
NO!! I KNOW I am IN LOVE with this piece...

Is it illustrated with watercolors?

It is BEAUTIFUL!

bee shay said...

Hey Tracie....yep, ink and watercolor on old paper that was the adhered to the canvas that had been treated with a gesso wash. Then the whole thing got a gesso wash and more ink and watercolor.

Glad you like it!

purple bird art said...

Bee this is gorgeous - I so enjoy your work and this piece in particular!!

Mary lin Huskamp said...

THIS piece is FANTASTIC!! Love the softness.

xoxoxo