Sunday, October 20, 2013

Farmhouse in Paradiso ~ Assisi in Pastel

One of the most incredibly beautiful, magical, places I have ever been was Paradiso. It was a short drive from the hill town of Assisi and was ... spectacular. 

There was a house, (or small villa) on the property, as well as a barn, that was turned into a beautiful living space. 

Below, is the lovely barn that was renovated. I took so many photos, one of which was a study for this pastel. This is a preview for more Paradiso posts down the line ...

Farmhouse in Paradiso
Pastel on mounted Wallace



And then a tremendous voice arises
From the Holy of Holies within me,
Saying, "Peace be with you, Life!
Peace be with you, Awakening!
Peace be with you, Revelation!

"Peace be with you, oh Day, who
Engulfs the darkness of the earth
With thy brilliant light!

"Peace be with you, oh Night,
Through whose darkness the lights
Of heaven sparkle!

"Peace be with you, Seasons of the Year!"

~ from The day of My Birth by Kahlil Gibran


7 comments:

Kerry O'Gorman said...

How gorgeous is that?! You have such a talent for capturing light and a feeling of place and time.

donna baker said...

The pastel looks perfect. I love it. I haven't read Gibran in so long, but one of my favorite sayings is, "when it's dark enough, you can see the stars". The writer must have read this piece from Gibran.

Theresa said...

Wow! It's magic.

Tito said...

Magnifico lavoro Lucinda, i tocchi di blu mi incantano. Abbraccio.

veredit - isabella kramer said...

This paintings is so touching, so full of light and summer feeling - great work dear friend !!

hugs from
isabella

veredit - isabella kramer said...

This paintings is so touching, so full of light and summer feeling - great work dear friend !!

hugs from
isabella

Cobalt Violet said...

Thank you guys so much for the compliments and love!