*Be Still…
Be Still and silent.

Now is a stretch of peace
where you can live
in the moment.
Now is a time
where you can find yourself
in the calm.

Be Still…
Be Still and listen.

Now is a blanket of serenity
where you can reflect on and absorb
the good.
Now is a time
where you can find God
in the quiet
of your heart.

Be Still…
Be Still and Know.*
L. Gustafson

(writing inspired by Psalm 46:10)

Top 10 finish in the “Landscapes That Have Never Been Featured” challenge in Landscape Painting
Featured in Tuesday Morning
Featured in Painter’s Universe
Third Place in the “Winter Trees” Challenge in Trees, Beautiful Trees


11 × 14 oil on canvas, first painting of 2010!

Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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Comments

  • Olga
    Olgaalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • Thank you Olga!:-) so nice of you!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 5 years ago

    beautifully painted Leslie…although I feel a tad cold now :-) !

  • Oh no! I don’t want you to feel cold!:-) Thank you for the compliment. I have been wanting to go to the snow so I have been painting it instead:-).

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Frances Perea
    Frances Pereaalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you Frances!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you again!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    excellent,

  • Thank you so much Scott!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    Leslie, this is gorgeous!!!! My favorite of your works so far, sweetie … wonderful, wonderful light .. you have REALLY captured the essence of winter!!!!!! Well done!!!!

  • Wow, thank you Lois, what a lovely comment!! Glad you like it:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Stefano  De Rosa
    Stefano De Rosaover 4 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thank you Stefano, so nice of you to say!!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 4 years ago

    Excellent work, Leslie. the essence of The cold, snowy beauty is here, simply and successfully conveyed!

    Cool in more than one way!

  • Thank you so much Colin, what a tcool comment!! I really enjoyed this piece with the limited palette:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 4 years ago

    A winter wonderland to be sure, Leslie. This is magical.

  • Thank you so much Bev!! I really wanted to paint snow, never having done it! very enjoyable!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 4 years ago

    Beautiful words and painting Leslie!

  • Thank you Susan!!!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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