Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
oil on canvas – 3 × 5 feet
This painting came after the passing of my father,who was an inspiration of grace and serenity to me,hence the title. The woman is pouring the water of life and the bluebird of happiness sits upon her shoulder. She is surrounded by a lush array of flowers and (on close inspection) you might find a few fairies. The background displays a mysterious forest that symbolizes the mysteries of passing into another life.