Deep down, no matter how cynical we are, we know that childhood should be a precious age. If you have spent any time with a five-year-old, you grasp that reality and fantasy blend in their mind and world, and while our adult practicality wants to “correct” this, if we are wise we will relax and let the wisdom of the child teach.
This is why we have Santa, and Winnie the Pooh, and the Velveteen Rabbit, and the Chronicles of Narnia, timeless children’s stories that remind us that life does not have to be all about stock options and managerial meetings and convoluted phone bills and too much depressing news.
Wild Child is a celebration of childhood at its magical best, featuring a young girl running through the fields and grass to her seaside home. Life is simple, pure, safe, and innocent, and there is an ache in us that never goes away, longing for a life such as this.
Yes, reality intervenes, and yes, pointless meetings are not about to go away anytime soon, but this does not stop us from seeking out the beauty and innocence that there is, because beauty and innocence do exist.
This is why fine art is important, and why it is not the “luxury” that our jaded, modern age says it is, with a tired sigh. A fine artist, like Steve Henderson, sees the beauty, and the innocence, and the joy, and the childlike world, and he captures it with paint, on canvas. What he creates then inspires the viewer, who, upon coming home in the traffic, from the workplace, after too long of a day encountering situations that are not magical and childlike — sees the painting, and sees the hope.
Wild Child, the Original Oil Painting by Steve Henderson, is available for purchase through the website. The 26 x 30 painting is gallery wrapped, and is ready to hang as is. Wild Child is also available as a licensed, open edition print at Great Big Canvas and iCanvasART.
Read the rest at Start Your Week with Steve.
Check out Steve’s artwork at Steve Henderson Fine Art. Original paintings — licensed open edition prints — Santa and Holiday. Steve’s licensed work is available at Great Big Canvas, iCanvasART, Amazon.com, Light 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 (email@example.com). You can see Steve’s Art Licensing page here.
Check out, also, Steve and Carolyn’s products at Amazon.com:
The Misfit Christian: Empowering the Believers and Seekers Who Don’t Fit into Contemporary Church (paperback and digital book)
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)