We have so much space!

Evening Light, Yorke Peninsula. Acrylic on Canvas

On a recent trip to Yorke Peninsula I was mesmerised by the vast space that surrounded me.  It was beautiful and peaceful.  I kept saying to my husband would you just look at those clouds in the sky, or look at the colour of those green fields…  When you live in a normal suburban yard (although not far from the country) you can forget how much space there is in Australia!

I was relating how much I loved it on the Yorke Peninsula to some fellow travellers who had recently immigrated from another country.  They were use to a somewhat crowded, fast moving and noisy place.  One of them asked me if I found it relaxing, in which I replied “yes”.  He responded just how overwhelmed he was by the space, and found it a little stressful; there was not enough noise and that it wasn’t busy enough for him.

A fellow artist who had immigrated from Singapore made a similar comment to me recently.  He couldn’t believe the space and the amount of landscapes he could paint.  He commented that it seemed “endless”.

The painting I have today I guess is a tribute to this vast place which I call home.  While travelling down to Port Rickaby (Yorke Peninsula, SA) I noticed this ruin.  I immediately asked my husband to stop the car.  With two kids in the car and the sun about to set I quickly took some photos.   This painting is a study of those photos.

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About Vulnerability of the heart

I am a wife, a mother, and a treasured child of God. My Christian faith is my source of strength. I’ve fallen into the depths of despair and been carried out of it in the loving arms of God. By His grace I have been healed. God has taken me on an incredible journey. I have experienced the painful things of this world and discovered in them God’s love and faithfulness. I believe in a merciful God who has never left me. He is forever faithful.
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