Only In Solitude

 |  June 10, 2014
“Only in Soliutude can you discover a sense of your own beauty. The Divine Artist sent no one here without the depth and light of divine beauty. This beauty is frequently concealed behind the dull facade of routine. Only in your solitude will you come upon your own beauty.” -John O’Donohue, Anam Cara

Only In Solitude
encaustic mixed media
16×12 inches
The tree image came from a winter walk I took here in Maryland, before I moved back.It was chilly out and snow flakes had begun to fall. But the stark beauty of the land called to me. So I pulled on boots, gloves and hat and went for a stroll. Took a lot of photos on that walk that I am finally starting to incorporate in new paintings these past few weeks.

The landscape here is really starting to regain its hold on me.


  1. by Sue Marrazzo on June 10, 2014  11:50 pm Reply

    What a great looking work and message!!!

  2. by Lisa Graham Art on June 11, 2014  7:54 am Reply

    There is something very special about winter time. I think it was only in the last two years that I developed a love for bare trees. So calm. So restful.

    This is another beautiful work. I love the rustic wood and the ties in so well with all of the texture throughout.

  3. by Judy Shreve on June 11, 2014  8:40 am Reply

    Love this piece - the stark tree feels like a reflection in an old barn - wonderful image. There's a quote I love - 'the color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination' - Terri Guillemets

  4. by Leesa Padget on June 12, 2014  8:20 am Reply

    ok so I have had some glasses of wine tonight, looking at your work and I am loving it...not one to wax lyrical normally, (wax pun not intended!) but it really is quiet, poetic and personal, does that make sense? anyway, I am enjoying it :)

  5. by Sharmon Davidson on June 12, 2014  8:58 am Reply

    Beautiful, powerful piece, Bridgette, and the quote goes with it so well... there really is great beauty and strength in solitude, and this piece speaks volumes in that regard...

  6. by ArtPropelled on June 13, 2014  10:50 am Reply

    Only in solitude .... Such a beautiful piece and the title so fitting.

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