Journey of No Regrets

Toni Payne's avatar Toni Payne

Once upon a time, a big bird was wading through brilliantly colored, jewel-tones of rippling water. With nearby glowing lilies on a shiny, aluminum-colored background, it must’ve been a stunning scene; unlike the water-stained artwork that I was facing, which had obviously lost the battle of time. ~ Journey of No Regrets is all about color, harmony and connections. With the restoration of this crackled & flaking Art Deco gouache, I'd like to share the ability to progress and evolve - to venture into deeper waters without fear. ~ My Native American ancestors recognized the Snowy Egret’s graceful stature and believed it to symbolize a strong connection to earthly elements; going with the flow of Nature as opposed to going against - if one way doesn’t work, another will. ~ Offered in four panels hung as one, this journey shows that a new appreciation can be achieved as an old, muted painting with long, lost vibrancy, is transformed with un-egrettable, color block balance.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: ink and acrylic on canvas
  • Width: 42 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 34 inches