Monday, August 31, 2009

End of the Day, plein air painting, Jan Blencowe

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA
8x10, acrylic on canson paper/board
sealed with an archival varnish, unframed
See this painting in a frame on my website

The end of the day is a lovely time to reflect. Something about the setting sun and the approach of evening is conducive to pondering, and rolling over the events of the day or perhaps the week in your mind and heart. It might be a pensive time repenting an angry word or selfish action or lamenting the missed opportunity to do a good deed.

I've always liked this line from evening prayers, Forgive us O lord for the things we have done and the things we have left undone.

Once I have made my peace and received forgiveness the end of the day becomes a beautiful time to count blessings, praise and dream for the coming days. Such a simple ritual as comforting and predictable as the changing of the tides and the rising and setting of the sun. Peace.

2 comments:

GENICA said...

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Sara

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Jan Blencowe said...

Hi Sara,

Welcome! I'm glad you've join us here at The Poetic Landscape.

I try to post Mon-Fri, and you're welcome to comment any time!