Light in the Darkness by © Linda Callaghan

There is a lot of sadness in the world, whether it be from a cruel act of nature, an illness, poverty, or war etc. I felt the need to express my feelings with my paints. Having an idea of what I wanted to create I dropped undiluted paint directly on wet paper and formed the painting around it adding touches of acrylic and gold pen for highlights.

Light in the Darkness

There is nothing but despair within and around,
Thoughts darken, like a night forest ground.
You see a light and you quicken your pace,
All is not lost as it caresses your face.
A dove soars high, a sign of hope,
And it leads you gently to a safer place.
Linda Callaghan

24cm x 32cm Mixed Media painting on Arches 300 gsm paper.


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  • Nora Caswell
    Nora Caswellover 4 years ago

    This is so pretty. Made it a favorite!

  • thank you so very much Nora and for the favourite :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Beautifully painted Linda, and a very fine tribute to the woes of our world.

  • thank you very much…yes so many woes indeed…wishing you a great year Jim!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • dani05
    dani05over 4 years ago

    Love those trees Linda, stunner for sure! Nice mixed media!

  • thank you so very much Dani ..appreciated as always

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • bevanimage
    bevanimageover 4 years ago

    A beautiful, serene and peaceful scene, Linda. A wonderful dedication to the world, and your words complement it well.

  • thank you so much Bev…appreciate your support always :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

    It’s like the heart of an amethyst stone….beautiful fantasy painting Linda….we are watching the troubles in your country every day….it is frightening how the weather is changing around the world…I hope things get better for everyone very soon….

  • thank you Janis for your lovely comment on my painting…it is getting worse over here, heartwrenching to see so many people go through this and they are saying the worst is yet to come…

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Mike Paget
    Mike Pagetover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Linda. My niece lives in Queensland but fortunately not in the flood area – it’s a tragedy for those who do x

  • thank you so much Mike…yes a terrible tragedy..going to be worse than 1974…I am glad your niece is ok x

    – © Linda Callaghan

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 4 years ago

    Excellent painting and sentiment, Linda. well done !

  • thank you so very much George glad you like it :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    wello d0one linda sao much grief to start the year @!LIz

  • yes indeed upsetting to watch…thanks for your comment ..nice of you to comment

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    I know what you are feeling and your thoughts and prayers are certainly much appreciated by many. Beautiful painting my friend

  • thank you so much Tahnja…I think we are all feeling the same..nature is so powerful..stay well x

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    this is a beauty………..and the dove sill bring power to all.
    hearts and prayers to Queensland

  • thank you KJ! yes my sentiments exactly…weather is changing all over the world..stay well and safe yourself..

    – © Linda Callaghan

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