Here is “Imperfect Grace.”
The lotus flowers strive to reach out of the murky darkness of the water, towards the light.
This painting is similar to my larger piece, “Rise Up,” but in this one, the stems of the first and third flowers are bending in interesting ways on their path upwards.
The painting is thickly textured, the rivulets of orange paint oozing slowly down into the deep red, brown and purple beneath.
The flower petals are painted with a palette knife.
Even though the stem of each flower may not be perfectly straight, they all continue upwards into the light, moving on whatever unique path they are able to take.
As the collector who purchased this piece says, “They make a conscious choice to continue on the path towards wholeness. Each looks different; their paths towards the fullest expressions of themselves are all different and all imperfect, yet all beautiful.”