A New Beginning

During my quiet time in the pre-dawn hours of early February 2011, I envisioned this painting and its title. As I meditated on it, a poem began to emerge and A New Beginning was conceived. Later that day I began applying the first layers of texture onto a blank canvas.

This original was constructed by applying modeling paste applied with a paint knife to create depth and swatches of burlap were secured with acrylic gel medium for additional texture. Day after day, layer upon layer, it progressed until finally reaching completion. Twenty-five plus layers of texture and paint with turquoise accents embedded to add feeling and depth. Painting wraps the edges of the the 1.5" gallery wrap canvas and is sealed with an archival UV protective gloss varnish. Artist signature (sjh) is on the front lower right corner. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, wired and ready to hang. Does not require a frame. Where Love Begins would make a lovely addition to any room in a home or office.


A NEW BEGINNING, 24 x 30 x 1.5 in.

Out of darkness
Light emerges
Understanding awakens
Love is born

A new beginning
A second chance
Another opportunity
Love takes root

Light spreads
Darkness fades
Love absorbs all surroundings
Leaving only shadows of the past

Below are photos showing how A New Beginning looks in different room settings with different colors.

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