Thursday, May 5, 2011

Love is Patient, Love is Kind


Commission for Stellani Coleman

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails"

When I was making this commission for a wedding gift, It was about the time of the Royal Wedding and finding out about our friends marriage being over.


The emotions are both so different.

The hopefulness and happiness of the one and the despair and the anguish of the other.


44 comments :

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Beautiful!

Reflections said...

Stunning contrast having that timing... This piece seems so tender... perfect composition for the verse.

craftattack said...

Simply beautiful, and I love that verse. It is sad that feelings for others change! Valerie

Clare said...

life is about duality - beginnings, endings, love and sadness - i don't think i would like to any other way. it adds riches and depth to life. your picture is beautiful - i love the butterflies flutter around your lady, its very tranquil.

Heather said...

yes, it's funny, how there can be so much delight in one love's beginnings and sandess in another's end.
This is very beautiful Heather, I LOVE It.

Joann said...

What a sweet painting......I love the daisies.

Pointy Pix said...

She is beautiful. I especially love her hair band. The verse is so lovely and I am sure it must have been bittersweet with two opposite ends of loves journey.

Yvonne said...

Lovely painting to go with a lovely quote.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love the expression on her face, so full of hope and promise...just beautiful! My DH and I had those words read at our wedding, not always easy to remember but so true.
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

art2cee2 said...

She is just sooo very beautiful! :-)

Msartist said...

This is so beautiful! I love everything about it!! Lovely quote~ Happy PPF!xo Theresa

Diana Evans said...

Heather this piece is a beauty!!! what a sweet character....and I love the quote...too!!! wonderful work!!!

Happy PPF!!!

Christine said...

nice, very bridal...

Annabelle said...

A beauty surrounded in butterflies....love is free if one wants it. So sad it doesn't stay for some.Lovely work!


Annabelle >^..^<

EVA said...

Life's contrasts - one door opens and another closes. For some, though difficult and sad, making a change works out best for all. I hope that proves to me the case for your friends.

Your painting and its sentiments are an incredibly beautiful gift!! Super job, Heather!

Jenny Blair said...

oh love...so enveloping and all encompassing..both in the loss of it AND the gain.Your beautiful girl looks like she has the wisdom and understands love completely.Such serenity in her eyes. SO sublime :)x

Netty said...

Beautiful piece and a little sad. Annette x

La Abela said...

Beautiful Lady!, Un saludo

Melisa said...

She's lovely.

WrightStuff said...

A really lovely piece. You have a great style Heather. Recognisable as uniquely yours.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Gorgeous, Heather!
Hugs

Gloria said...

She is beautiful Heather and awe inspiring along with the quote. Happy PPF! I always love your work.

Catherine Denton said...

So beautiful!! I love her face.
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Catherine... said...

Love this Heather... just gorgeous and beautiful poem. Yes it's really sad when a marriage come to an end... hope your friends will be ok... have a good weekend

ileana said...

My first thought when I saw your beautiful painting...I want to crop it a bit so I can use it as my profile pic on my anniversary month! :) Seriously...although I'd hate to crop any of this amazing piece of artwork! You capture expressions so well and your attention to detail is admirable and inspiring. Love the butterflies, flowers, the dress, the soft colors...OMG, and those eyes! Love is definitely in the air!!!

I enjoy all your work. Have a beautiful weekend, chica! :)

Marlene said...

So pretty both art and words.

Kat Sloma said...

Such a sweet painting. And a bittersweet story of beginnings and endings. Life is a cycle.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Heather..wow..she is absolutely magical..such a beautiful soulful spirit..i love her energy of enchantment..just gorgeous!
victoria

NatashaMay said...

Such a beautiful bride!

Leovi said...

Beautiful paint colors and an interesting conexcelentes texture.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Blogger is playing up today with it´s comments service, my excuses if this post is a duplicate!
The previous one had a (long) list of all the details I loved. :D

Lynette said...

Your work reminds me a little bit of Aya Uwekawa's; have you heard of her? I like the style of your faces. Nice job!

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a beauty. I adore your style.
Its the duality of emotions that makes us truly live and feel. Without sadness , we would not appreciate joy. Thats my take on it this Sat evening. take care, gerri

Denni said...

Really pretty! I love her face and the colors are beautiful.

Roban Studio said...

Beautiful soulful painting Heather. Perfect for a wedding gift. Happy Mother's Day too !:-)

ger chouinard said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Heather! Love your work ... Happy Mom's day! and Happy PPF on Sunday a.m.

Nelly said...

She is really pretty. She is prettier in person. Nice job on the finishing touches.

Lynn Stevens said...

I usually don't care much for these faces, yours is an exception, its BEAUTIFUL
hugs Lynn

Amalia K said...

Such a gorgeous piece! Your details as just lovely. :)

Tammie said...

This piece is beautiful.
Yes, we commonly are happy over one event and sad and distraught over the other. What if we were simply curious and showed up with all our heart and presence for both...

Julie said...

Your art is stunning!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Her eyes are so dreamy! She's beautiful!

SHERI C said...

This is such a lovely creation. Very well done. Wishing you a bleated HAPPY PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

So very beautiful... I love the soft muted tones!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day :)

xo
Kristin