Wednesday, September 06, 2006

This Could Be The Day!

This Could Be The Day! by David R. Darrow 5" x 9-1/8" (12.7cm x 23.18cm)
Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD Collection of Greg Madden
Evansville, IN – USA

About This Painting

At first I was struck by the high contrast pattern on the bedroom wall, and how it draped across the pillow. It stopped me in my tracks as I walked down the hall. I thought to myself about what a pleasant thing it is to have the sun stream in the window in the morning... that is, until it streams across your sleeping eyes.

Yet each morning brings new opportunity. Each day, like that first cup of morning coffee, is full to the brim with potential joy. You never know what is around the corner, in the next hour, what new blessing will come your way before the day is done.

That tired, spinning day called Yesterday is already so far in the past there is nothing you can do about it. Today's a new day, and every moment is yours.

This idea of a new day and what it can hold has meaning on so many levels for me. There have been times in my life when a new day felt like only another 24-hour period in which to stumble over myself in failure. Other times — fortunately most days — the sunrise has been symbolically the gift of a fresh, new start.

For someone very close to me, a family member, each new day is quite profoundly a gift from God — I know this because she told me so with her own heart. And though her days feel more numbered than mine do to me, she joyfully accepts each day as a precious treasure, and unwraps it gingerly yet eagerly, minute by minute, to see what God has for her today.

Years ago I did a graphic design project for a magnificent singer friend of mine, Steve Amerson, and the title track of his inspiring CD was called "This Could Be The Day!" which brings a whole new layer of meaning to the thought.

Whatever this painting means to you, I hope that on some level it reminds you that This Could Be The Day!


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6 comments:

Luis Colan said...

What an amazing touch to capture light. This is very hard to do and you have achieved it with flying colors.

luis

"van Vliet" Art Blog said...

This really is another very well done painting. I learn alot watching you paint and seeing the results. You stories about the work are always fun and sometimes more.

Kevin said...

I am just starting out as a painter and I look forward to comming to your site each day to see whats new and learn something as well.

Thanks.
Kevin

bdelpesco said...

Nicely written, and beautifully painted. Thanks for sharing so much of what goes into and underneath and alongside of the brush strokes.

Vivienne St Clair said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Jeff Hayes said...

You nailed it.