It is just before sunset, and we are in Zion National Park, Utah. Not far away, crowds of people are still milling about, but one doesn’t have to walk far to leave them behind, even on the popular Emerald Pools trail.
The moment lasts just that — a moment — a moment of silence, a moment of being alone, a moment of the sun sending one last ray through a space in the rocks, lighting the trees and casting shadows into the shadows.
Last Light in Zion is an original oil painting by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art. 30 x 30 on canvas, framed, it is showing until May 19 in the National Paint the Parks Exhibition at Wildlife Experience in Parker, CO. After that, it will be featured at the Coutts Art Museum in El Dorado, KS.
In addition to being available as an original oil painting, Last Light in Zion is also available as an open edition art print at Great Big Canvas. It is available for licensing through Art Licensing, Vermont. Last Light in Zion is one of three paintings by Steve Henderson accepted to the 2012-2013 Paint the Parks Competition.
A dancer’s joyous movement is captured in mid-swirl in Jubilee, a 16 x 12 original oil painting by Steve Henderson. With the flaming bright red skirt of a flamenco dancer, Jubilee’s figure is set outside, in the Southwest, surrounded by the majestic rocks of a canyon.
Jubilee is available as an original oil painting through Steve Henderson Fine Art.
Jubilee is also available at Great Big Canvas, as an open edition print.
Emotional Realism — what is it? Ocean Breeze epitomizes this term by its strong color, warm tones, sense of freedom and joy. One can hear the surf and feel the breeze as a young woman lifts her arms to the setting sun of the Pacific Ocean. Or, are we on the opposite coast of North America, and she greets the rising sun of a new day?
Ocean Breeze is available in the following ways:
Fine art makes fine gifts.
Fine is a fine gift for mom, and Bold Innocence is a reminder of the beauty and grace of children. No matter how old those children get, in a mother’s heart, there is a memory of that small, bold, innocent person. And while that irritates us as we’re growing up and growing away, it’s a comfort as well, knowing that Mom remembers a part of us that we could too easily forget.
Bold Innocence — the original painting — is sold. The image is available as a signed, limited edition print through Steve Henderson Fine Art, as well as an inspirational poster.
Bold Innocence is also available as an open edition print through Great Big Canvas.
Inspirational posters by Steve Henderson Fine Art
More so than our daily bread, we all need grace to get through the day.
And just what is grace? Tolerance for our failings, understanding for our weaknesses, a hand held out to help us up when we fall. As we all need it, so we can give it to others.
Grace poster, available at Steve Henderson Fine Art, with or without the inspirational saying.
Embrace each day — each moment of it, actually. Poster available at Steve Henderson Fine Art.
Too often, we rush through moments in the day to get to the “good parts,” almost as if we were choking down the salad so that we could consume dessert. Doing this, we never learn to appreciate the salad.
Provincial Afternoon poster — Embrace Each Day — available at Steve Henderson Fine Art. Wisdom is beautiful.
If you like the image but want a different saying, we can do that. Just follow the link on the image to the Steve Henderson Fine Art site.
When things go wrong, generally the first thing we do is get mad. Now getting mad isn’t such a bad thing — the energy derived from it impels us to make changes and move forward, but if we stay in the angry state, we lose the very movement that got us going in the first place.
And sometimes, there’s no set person or establishment to get mad at — and we find ourselves being angry all the time.
So, why not laugh? Laugh at Life’s Challenges talks about this more in depth, and I invite you to visit another site of mine, This Woman Writes.
The Laugh at Life’s Challenges inspirational poster is available at Steve Henderson Fine Art — for $10.95 you can start an art collection. Each poster is available with the saying, without the saying, or, if you purchase 5 or more of the same image by contacting us to customize the order, you can add your own saying and pass around your wisdom to four other people.
So who knew? January is National Hot Tea Month. Not the best time of year to have a parade, but it is a fine time to sit down to a hot cuppa.
Afternoon Tea — Take Time for Tea poster is a great way to celebrate tea all year long. 11 x 14 matte finish, $10.95 plus $2.99 shipping through Steve Henderson Fine Art. If you’re a coffee drinker and you want a gift for your tea friends, this is a good idea.
She’s small, she’s brave, she doesn’t fully comprehend how big the world is, but maybe that’s not a bad thing. If we truly understood how difficult things could be, would we continue? If even, like Frodo in The Lord of the Rings movie, we could look into a magic pool of water and see what might, or might not be, would we choose to do so?
Bold Innocence captures the confidence and insecurity in all of us. The lesson we can grasp from little children is that, while they fully recognize that they are small and weak and helpless, this never stops them from thinking that they can do anything.
Bold Innocence is available through Steve Henderson Fine Art as a signed limited edition print, both in paper and as gallery wrapped canvas (no frame needed; it’s ready to hang on your wall straight out of the shipment box). Shipping is free, and 6 months interest-free financing is available through PayPal’s Bill Me Later program. Contact Us, and we’ll walk you through the purchase process.
Agreed: the economy’s shaky, prices keep going up, it’s cold outside, and Downton Abbey takes the most surprising plot twists — but through all the bad times, there are good things for which to be grateful: sunlight, chirping birds, children laughing, hot chocolate.
The inspirational poster, Ocean Breeze — Rejoice! is available through Steve Henderson Fine Art for $10.95 plus $2.99 shipping. 11 x 14, matte finish.