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This is part of my clendar Virtues

Understanding is using your mind to think clearly, paying careful attention to see the meaning of things. An understanding mind gives you insights and wonderful ideas. An understanding heart gives you empathy and compassion for others. Understanding is the power to think and learn and also to care.

I wondered thru this Garden.
Upon a chance, next to the entrance,
I found a creature so different,
a creature so small and strange.
I thought it must be, unlike me, insignificant.
Then I saw it rising into the air,
Like my shadow I began to chase.
As it passed through the garden it
touched each face bringing a radiance.
Then I understood I too shared this gift
and we were not so different.

Digital painting using photoshop, painter and a wacom tablet

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dog, flower, butterfly, door, watercolor


  • LindaMcCarthy
    LindaMcCarthyabout 6 years ago

    Just wonderful- your painting (beautiful- love the expression on the puppy’s face), your poem and your great commentary on “understandiong.” Your work is not only excellent, but really inspiring to me.

  • Linda to inspire someone that when I see their work I am inspired is the greatest of compliments, thank you

    – Hal Smith

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    This is so sweet Hal, really beautifully done,l like the transfer of detail from the pansy flower onto the wall behind the little dog a wonderful addition to finish this off perfectly,a fav for sure !

  • thank you Trudi, appreciate you review and comment

    – Hal Smith

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesabout 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful…fantastic work…and writing!! Is this your little dog by any chance? Too cute!

  • thank you, this was a commision picture I did for someone, and I was able to work it into my calendar on virtues
    thanks again

    – Hal Smith

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioabout 6 years ago

    just gorgeous Hal

    I do not understand why this work is not showing in my activity page (1 day ago)…

  • Has not had many comments, a little disspointing maybe it did not show in several. One of those mysteries of computers

    – Hal Smith

  • Romo
    Romoabout 6 years ago

    Excellent painting:)

  • thank you romo

    – Hal Smith

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondabout 6 years ago

    Great work. I’m envious of your talent

  • thank you sharon

    – Hal Smith

  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightabout 6 years ago

    Wow! gorgeous work Hal.!

  • julia thank you so mych

    – Hal Smith

  • Christi Werner
    Christi Wernerabout 6 years ago

    Its a favorite!! love your work

  • thanks Chris, glad you commented so that I could find your work, it is great

    – Hal Smith

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    this is so sweet, my mother has a dog like this. beautiful work

  • thank you kathy

    – Hal Smith

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 6 years ago

    This is such a wonderful image

  • thank you

    – Hal Smith

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