Striking Sunset

Can you tell I like sunsets?
Sunsets, for me, are the most wonderful sign of inclusion, equality and grace: everyone may experience the privilege of witnessing the beauty of sunsets regardless of who they are, what they’ve done, where they come from or what they have going on in life. It is a shared experience, lived by people of every race and tongue and lifestyle – a blessing known to all, a beauty with the authority to humble the proudest, wealthiest, most elegant and sophisticated of people and a beauty that can fill the poorest, loneliest dreamer with the confidence to laugh loudly and run wildly and chase their dreams unstoppably.
What’s more, sunsets are a pure joy to paint because any and every colour is acceptable – they can be as bright and full and bold and mysterious as I’d like to paint them, so they’re probably the one thing I most enjoy painting.
This picture is a feeble attempt at putting life and life’s passing issues and struggles in perspective of reality  – helping us to look outside of whatever things may be consuming our attention. When we are stressed about particular problems it is easy to be dismissive of others and to fail to notice the needs and cares of those around us. It is easy to be so caught up in even the mere busyness of day-to-day living that we forget to look out for the people we care about who may need a helping hand or listening ear or shoulder to cry on. Just for a moment let us step back from the things consuming our mental energy, and look outside of ourselves to those around us, and to the beauty that we may so easily miss if we are not looking. “Remember to stop and smell the roses”, a friend used to say to me – let us make space in our lives and mindsets to do just that: notice the sunsets; see and make space for the people around us; smell the roses.

Acrylic on 10.5″ x 7.5″ artist paper, mounted, framed and ready to hang.

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