Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 54 "Mingo Flats Evening" detail

"You, at least, know that it (solitude) exists, and that it is the source of peace and joy." Thomas Merton
Mingo, West Virginia is that place of solitude for me. When I sit in the fields above Mingo Flats I can hear a distant tractor, a dog barking and maybe a big rig over on highway 219 as it makes it way up the mountain. But mostly I hear the wind and hawk's call as it circles above me. I hear God's voice say, "Rest here. You are safe in My Hands."
This pastel will eventually be 16" x 36" but of course, I didn't finish it today. 
"Mingo Flats Evening" detail