As darkness descends on the tiny building called "Home," a bright fire glows softly spreading its light and comfort throughout the little space creating a warmth within. As the last gleams of the day’s sunrays fade into the horizon and the darkness settles, there can be a sense of fear and foreboding. The colours of the evening are glimmers of browns and golds that remind us of the warmth of "Home."
This piece instills a feeling of "home" in me. What does home mean to me? Home is where someone loves and laughs and learns and plays. It is a place where one is loved and respected and cared for.
"Home is where the heart is." We all have a place where our heart is; a place where we feel safe and secure; a place where we feel protected and sheltered. Home is a place where you feel an emotional connection. "There's no place like home!"
The yellowy/orange glow coming from the windows and the glimmers in the sky and landscape portray a warmth. There is safety pictured in this scene; a safety even as the approaching darkness can present a sense of anxiety and dread. "Home" shelters us from the apprehension and worries that descend upon us much like darkness in the evening.
I am thankful for the sense of "home" and the sense of safety and love that this picture represents.
What does home mean to you? What do you see in this painting?
My paintings are little bits of me, moving from within me and out onto the canvas. Each painting comes from an emotional connection I feel with the painting’s inspiration.
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