Love Trickling Down Grows

Wanda Aikens's avatar Wanda Aikens

In our world the visual symbol of love is a red rose or maybe even a dove. My thought was when I have the opportunity to present art to as many people coming through Artprize as I have seen in the past, I would like to not only show beauty but meaning. The Old Masters designed in watercolor, then completed their final work in oil. That is what I am doing here. The final painting shown here is a 4' X 5' oil on canvas that I originally designed in watercolor. As an artist I am in this time and space. I hope the little girl watching the beauty of love coming down to us all will somehow inspire others to give small bits of love instead of violence and hate. The reference for the pastural view was chosen from a Plein Air painting which I painted of one of Michigan's Land Conservancy Parks. What a joy to have the views we have in Michigan.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 5'
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 4'