Hope For Tomorrow by Lana Wynne

Traditional Art – 1st Place
SoJie 16, June 2012

Best in Show
SoJie 16, June 2012

Sally Sargent Fine Art Award
Overall Excellence in Fine Art
SoJie 16, June 2012

Randi Antonsen Fine Art Award
Medium Master – Pastel
SoJie 16, June 2012

This painting illustrates the hope for change from a bleak today into a bright and beautiful tomorrow.

So many people, especially in this tough economy are experiencing great hardship. And even if there is no financial stress there are health, occupational, marital and relational problems, terrible when it is with your own children.

Some of my favorites quotations that outline the concept of my piece are:

“In every cloud there is a silver lining”
- John Milton

“Never give up, never give up, never give up.”
- Winston Churchill

“I have successfully demonstrated 1000 ways not to make a lightbulb.”
- Thomas Edison

Here is a wonderful song that has inspired me over and over and I will share some of the lyrics, “There’s a proverb I have heard, wisdom through and through, not in scripture word for word, still it’s wholly true, This too shall pass”.

For inspiration and reference I used the work of photographer, Peter Dore Winter Skeletons

Winsor Newton Stretched Canvas: 20″×20″
Mixed media acrylic and oil pastels
Original is available

Featured in Inspired Art Group on June 21,2012
Featured in ART UNIVERSE Group on June 22,2012
Featured in A Place to Start Group on June23,2012
Featured in Atmospheric Land and Seascapes Group on June24, 2012
Featured in Acrylic Painting on June 23,2012
Featured in Vibration in Art and Verse – VAVoom!Group on June 24,2012
Featured in EASTERN EUROPEAN ART Group on June25,2012
Featured in Inspired By LIFE Group on June 25,2012
Featured in Living Christianity Group on June 25,2012
Featured in Contemporary Pastel Painters Group on June 26,2012
Featured in Exquisition Group on Lune 27,2012
Featured in Art in Math Group on June 27,2012
Featured in PAINTERS ACADEMICS Group on June27,2012
Featured on EXPLORE on June 30,2012
Featured in Painted Nature & Object Group on July 1,2012
Featured in Altered by Imagination Group on July 1,2012
Featured in Painters Universe Group on July 2,2012

629 views on July 10,2012
47 favorites on July 10,2012


  • reindeer
    reindeeralmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Lana! =)

  • Many thanks, dear friend!

    – Lana Wynne

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Lana and such a meaningful piece! So glad you were able to finish it on time :)

  • Thank you so much, dear Dianne! Yes, only 3 hours before the deadline!

    – Lana Wynne

  • lilynoelle
    lilynoellealmost 3 years ago

    Lana, I am in awe. I hope to be so talented one day! This looks like it’s digital because it’s so perfect! ;p I absolutely adore it. I can’t even say how awful I feel having your piece below mine in the workshop; yours steals the show! ;p hahahaha You did a wonderful job.


  • Lily, you will achieve and grow as you continue to paint, no doubt. It is proven. By working hard you will increase your (God given) talent. I am so glad to see you in these workshops and thank you so much for your cheerful ans always supportive attitude, Lily! It is a blessing.

    – Lana Wynne

  • subhraj1t
    subhraj1talmost 3 years ago

    Another stunning piece, Lana! LOVE it!

  • Thank you so much, Subhrajit, I really appreciate your support and your fave too!

    – Lana Wynne

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 3 years ago

    Congrats on your superb finish Lana…outstanding and such a fantastic message to your piece…..

  • Thank you so much, my friend! I am so glad you tried landscapes, you’ve done such a great job!

    – Lana Wynne

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Firealmost 3 years ago

    Amazing painting – sublime vision of hope for the future, love how you handled the inspiration from the photography and made it your own !!

  • Many thanks, Fiery! Great comment, I really appreciate your support!

    – Lana Wynne

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 3 years ago

    Really beautiful Lana. The gorgeous spiritual blue sets the hopeful mood, with the peace dove. I love the work.

  • Thank you, Frannie, really appreciate your support!

    – Lana Wynne

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 3 years ago

    Lana, only one word. SUPERB!

  • Aww…. Dianne, thank you so much for this great feedback!

    – Lana Wynne

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks, Cindy!

    – Lana Wynne

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, Lana, both your words and art

  • Tori, I am so thankful, your support means a lot!

    – Lana Wynne

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