Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My 1000th Post_sunrise, city lights, landscape, farm, barns

My 1000th Post___email me if you want to be "in the hat" to win this one!___winner to be determined on Jan. 4, 2010 click image to see larger
Boy have I been thinking about this a lot. This is my 1000th post since I started doing a painting a day. I am giving away this original oil painting - a "THANK YOU" to many friends who have been along on this journey with me. I decided to paint what I MOST LIKE TO PAINT: My farm...I looked through MANY files (I have over 10,000 shots from the farm.... one day, my dream is to produce a BIG BOOK with the farm paintings, lots of these photos,and some writings....) So I chose to paint a NEW DAY...a sunrise...full of color and HOPE! I want the painting to be a reminder and an encouragement to whoever wins it! I want it to be meaningful and as I thought about it I kept remembering something I was taught a long time ago. It is from the ancient writings of a wise King named Solomon, in a book called Ecclesiastes." Even if someone lived a thousand years—make it two thousand!—but didn't enjoy anything, what's the point? Doesn't everyone end up in the same place?"...the book ends with this "solution" to how to spend your life: fear God (revere and worship), do what He tells you, for this is the whole duty of mankind....
Sorry, I tend to think too deep sometimes...this is, after all, just a little bit of color on a canvas! I will take names of those interested until the drawing on January 4...Merry CHRISTmas!


k and c's mom said...

I know you said "email"if I want to be in the hat, but I'm out of state and the email is not going well. Can I "comment" to get my name in the hat for a chance at this painting??? RO

Connie said...

Beautiful! Please add me to your list for the painting. Connie

Art with Liz said...

Well done V! 1000 and hopefully at least another 100 000 to go! Another beautiful painting.

Hope you have a peaceful and blessed day tomorrow. All the best from Africa.

Karen Hargett said...

Just beautiful! Perfect 1000... and as you say Merry CHRISTmas!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It's beautiful, V!
I KNEW it was the farm.
I hope I win, but in any case, I'm happy to be along on your journey.
Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year!

sheila johnston said...

For those of us who live in northern climes, a sunsrise seems really appropriate at this time of year. It's 7:50 on December 25 and still dark. For a few days after the solstic, we hang in the there seems to be no difference in the amount of daylight, and then, like magic, the days start to get longer once again.
In the summer it stays light until 10 pm.
Thank you for a wonderful painting.

V....Vaughan said...

Love your thoughts! I want to know where Sheila lives inthe northern climes! Sounds so cold!!!