Waves of Mercy - Finisterre, Spain

16.00"W x 20.00"H x 2.0"D

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Laura Woford


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: sand, paynes gray, deep brown, flying foam, crashing waves, energy, reflection, glistening, rocks, seafoam, white, turquoise, seascape

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 16"W x 20"H x 2"D

Year Created: 2014

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All of my art is an act of gratitude for the gift of sight. Painting is a deepening of the act of seeing. It joins what I see with the joy in my soul. I usually set a time limit to challenge myself to work quickly so that I don't overwork the details. Praise music and the Rosary are my acoustic accompaniment. This piece was completed after walking a small portion of the Camino de Santiago. It celebrates the cleaning action of the ocean at the end of the Camino, about three days walk towards the coast from Santiago de Compostela.

As a lifetime artist, my gift has carried me through doldrums, heartbreak, joy and celebration. As I have returned to doing art everyday, my soul is being strengthened and healed of wounds and vices. With gratitude for the opportunity to give the gift of healing and joy, I offer my original pieces to you. My undergraduate degree is in art from the University of Southern Indiana. From 5th to 9th grades, I studied watercolor with Judy Wengrovitz, an amazing teacher and artist. My style is influenced by my favorite artists: Whistler, Winslow Homer, Sargent, Monet, El Greco, Sorolla, and many others. Ideas come to me as I see places or as visions when I am praying. I create sketches and notes and import photos to use as idea bases using an app called Notability. Then I get to work. Usually music of praise or the rosary is on in the background, but I find that I do not directly hear them. In addition, time is suspended. Timers remind me to eat or to stop at a certain time to fulfill obligations. Painting is a time to commune with another reality.

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