Canvas #10: Grace to you, and peace


19/11/2010 by Sarah Ritchie

Canvas 10 Grace to you and peace

Canvas #10: Grace to you, and peace (inspired by William Witstyn, NZ)

Completed: 19 November 2010

Acrylic on canvas, 45.5 cm x 45.5 cm (18″ x 18″)

DEDICATION: For William Witstyn. You continually inspire with your tenacity, enthusiasm and humility. Grace and peace to you, our friend.


5 thoughts on “Canvas #10: Grace to you, and peace

  1. […] With Canvas #10: Grace to you, and peace, I showed Simon what I considered to be the finished painting. He tilted his head and looked at the painting thoughtfully – as he usually does. He commented that it needed something behind the dove – stripes or a cross or similar. Initially I said “no” and stated that the painting was finished. In an effort not to be stubborn I put on my Simon-tinted glasses and took another look. Although I wasn’t prepared to put extra elements into the composition, I could see that adding a darker area behind the dove would give dimension to the piece and help the dove to stand out better. Simon was right…”something” in the painting had needed to change. […]

  2. […] Sometimes I can – publicly – tell part of the story quite happily, and sometimes I can tell the whole story as the message is super-simple (such as with Canvases 5, 9 and 10). […]

  3. Heidi says:

    I just love this dove. You are so incredibly talented, Sarah. Don’t ever stop painting! xx

  4. Sarah Ritchie says:

    Thanks Heidi…that is very kind. Though sometimes I lose heart, I will try not to stop.

  5. […] paintings, thus far, have been painted (for the greater part) with a palette knife (for example: Canvas #10: Grace to You, and Peace). I started with two entry-level plastic knives and have used them ever since (even when the […]

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