Lady in Waiting — The Story of this Painting

Waiting is a part of life. Perhaps there is an art to it. Lady in Waiting, original oil painting by Steve Henderson; licensed open edition print at iCanvasART

The story of the painting, Lady in Waiting, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve:

The sheer exuberance of color — vibrant, pulsating lavender set against warm, glowing oranges — is the backdrop for a quiet moment at dusk. Sunset on the sea in the background adds a sense of contemplation and meditation to the young woman, poised in the portico. Glancing to the landscape to her left, she is waiting for someone special.

The warmth of the day is gently disappearing with the sun, and a slight briskness causes the waiting woman to draw her shawl closer around her shoulders. There is a sense of anticipation, even longing, but not impatience. The person for whom she is waiting will come.

Waiting is a part of life, and many a person who has said, “I’m too impatient to wait!” discovers that, given that there is no choice in the matter, we frequently wait for longer periods than we ever thought we could. Of course, when it’s all over and we’re looking back on the experience, we often observe, 

It is a dance, isn’t it? And we hope that we negotiate life with grace, beauty, spirit, and joy. Dancer, original oil painting by Steve Henderson; licensed open edition print at iCanvasART

“I didn’t like it at the time, but I wouldn’t go back and take away the experience, even if I could.”

Waiting changes us, stretches us, causes us to grow, mature, and slow ourselves down. If we are inclined to the spiritual, we find waiting to be a deepening experience, frequently nudging us into the arms of God.

Lady in Waiting is available as an original oil painting, 24 x 30 oil on panel, directly from the website. The accompanying frame is included in the purchase price. Lady in Waiting is also available as a licensed open edition print at iCanvasART. Steve’s work is perfect for home decor, office art, and licensing.

Writing is an art form of its own, but all of us, regardless of how well we dance the dance, must and need to write. Grammar Despair will help you solve the common little problems that plague the best of us. At

Please contact for information on Lady in Waiting or any of Steve Henderson’s original and licensed fine art paintings.

Read more at Start Your Week with Steve.

Check out Steve’s artwork at Steve Henderson Fine ArtOriginal paintings — licensed open edition prints — Santa and Holiday. Steve’s licensed work is available at Great Big CanvasiCanvasARTAmazon.comLight in the Box, and Framed Canvas Art.

If you are a manufacturer who would like to use Steve’s artwork on your products, please contact his agents, Matt Appelman ( You can see Steve’s Art Licensing page here.

Check out, also, Steve and Carolyn’s products at

Live Happily on Less: 52 Ways to Renovate Your Life and Lifestyle (paperback and digital book)

Grammar Despair: Quick, simple solutions to problems like, “Do I say Him and Me or He and I?” (paperback and digital book)

Step by Step Watercolor Success (digital DVD workshop designed for beginning to intermediate watercolor students and artists)


About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. She writes about life, art, and the art of life.
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1 Response to Lady in Waiting — The Story of this Painting

  1. Doc says:

    I’m not easily imrespsed. . . but that’s impressing me! 🙂

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