A Hope and a Prayer

The painting above is inspired by my visit to the monasteries of Moldavia, and by Orthodox iconography in general. It’s called Prayer. Though it occurred to me while I was painting it that I’m not sure what I’m praying for. I’ve learned that it’s almost impossible to predict what outcome would truly make me happy. So I decided to pray for letting go, for being at peace. And, at least while I was working on the painting, but even after, I did actually feel at peace.

I also worked on some water lilies inspired by my visit to Giverny with John, but also by a picture he sent me from Vietnam.

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