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Hope Painting - Hope by Ken Day

Hope is a painting by Ken Day which was uploaded on May 30th, 2009.

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Well done Ken- Love everything about this. I see this is six years ago. Looks great to me. FAV

Wonderful painting, Ken!!! Love/F

Kimberlee took the words out of my mouth. peace, O.

What a fabulous piece of work Ken, truly lovely!

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Lisa !!! I love how darkness adds brilliance to the light.

absolutely gorgeous!

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Jessica !!! You're beautiful in saying so.

This is such a very inspirational image with this unique tree doing a dance! I do see it dancing.......L/F.

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Shirley for seeing and saying what I see. When walk through a dark woods and happening on a ray of light shining through the tree what the light touches does dance. For the light is not only on them but in then. Their spirit comes alive where once it was silent. They in turn shine that light upon us in their beautiful dance of delight. A spirit uplifted out of darkness be a beautiful light.

Awesome painting and title, Ken l/f

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Violeta ! I enjoy showing people the hope that light brings even in the darkest of places.

Another beautiful painting Ken wonderful title for this magical image.....

Ken Day replied:

Thank your Renate !!! I'm not in the less bit surprised this painting caught your eye because Renate you have a beautiful glow about you that shines like this tree. Thank you for shining upon my day and warming my heart with your presence.

Really gorgeous work, Ken!!! :)))fvt

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Laurie. It always seems to lighten one day viewing it as does your lovely comments .

I love this painting Ken. The colors, the light and the mood is amazing. l/f

Ken Day replied:

Thank you ever so kindly Julia. I was made to reach out to people.

Awesome, Ken!

Terrific work, Ken! I really like the symbolism your work conveys! The light illuminating the tree seems to hold a promise. =)

Really love this one. More painting like this. Great lighting. Keep up the good work.

Fabulous painting and beautiful concept Ken, the tree of hope! Love it! V / Fav

Ken Day replied:

Thank you ever so kindly Victoria.

This bush or tree, Ken, almost looks like it is "on fire", it is so full of light! This, to me, is reminiscent of the story of "the burning bush" in Exodus, where Moses sees on Mount Horeb a bush that is full of fire, and yet it is not consumed! When Moses goes to get closer to it to inspect it, God (or Yahweh) instructs him to take off his shoes, because the place he is standing on is Holy Ground! I feel that way, sometimes, when I am beholding some of God's awesome handiwork--that I should take my shoes off and know that the place I am standing on is sacred--it is Holy Ground! Thank you, Ken, for sharing the Creator's message of Hope with us! Lovely work!

Ken Day replied:

Thank you ever so much Kimberlee for such a beautiful comment. I see it as God shining though us. The light of hope even in the darkness of places. I understand your way of viewing it. But for me I always viewed "the burning bush" in Exodus as binging a bush all on its own above all other plant life. In a rocky place not fitting for a plant to grow. For the brilliant of this bush in Exodus would scorch the grow around it leaving only rocks as even the soil would dry up and be blown away as dust. This is only my view and not baste on any facts Probably mainly do to see the movie The Ten Commandments when I was a kid. It make sense to me that the bush in Exodus would have no plant life standing over it. Much like, if not so a throne. As for Holy Ground I think it all was that way and still remains much that way in nature. That's why you get an amazing feeling found no where less when taking a walk in nature.

Ken Day replied:

That's why I think it feels so good when you take your shoes off in fresh new spring grass before it has been cut and how natural and good it feels to run without shoes outside. Like life was met to be lived that way. Moreover how God intended us to receive his gift. Our feet are connected to every part of our body. Not jest outside but every part of us. Each place of our foot play a major part in the well being of the rest of us. Also in all the function of our brain. I think God has lots of reason for us to take our shoes off. I thing is another real connection to God we shouldn't miss out on. Keeping our feet from touching the ground has must likely had a profound effect upon our lives and kept us from many of the gifts that God has to offer. If you play music or sing Marcia try doing it outside without shoes and you'll fine a love you never known. You find a new meaning to warm sand between your feet at the beach or putting you feel into mountain stream water when you keep God in mind. Blest be your life Kimberlee and kick those shoes off whenever you can.

Very beautiful and inspiring image. Nice work L

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Marcia that's what I try to convey

Stunning image and great message! This painting has such a quality about it. The light coming forth through the forest and the branches reaching up to the sky instantly bring the message of hope. Great work Ken!!! v/f

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Genevieve. I try my best to inspire others in anyway I can. Though I love painting many things it's the beauty of nature the beautiful gift from God I love the best. I paint to reach deep inside people hearts and pullout the beauty inside. Some feelings people might not have felt in along time. My next painting is very inspiring in so many ways and will bring you back to your childhood stories and the happiness they give you.

I like your version of Hope, Ken! Great composition!

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Lidia and I also love your Hope for it comes for your heart in every way :o)

Re-visiting this favourite!

Ken Day replied:

Thank you ever so much Rosemary and stop by and old time.

Oh Ken...this is sooo sweet, just like you! It shines with a magical light! I think you have the brightest, positive way in the world and I wish for you only light and goodness! That tree is divine...with those delicate branches and sweet autumn leaves! L/F

Ken Day replied:

Thank you ever so very much my sweet friend Sandi. It you love this tree your going to stand in awe of the one I'm working. It shines with life and lights up the world. It a view from my studio window but of how the view looked 800 years ago. You feel me in this little tree Sandi nut you'll know me in the next. All the good thoughts in me come out in this next painting. I feel the need to paint from the light within me. To paint from the heart. If one creates from deep within their heart, the light that shine there people with see it and love it for the light that it is. Live life from the heart Sandi and the light that shines in it as you already do and the light will come shining back at you ten fold. You have really brightened my day Sandi with the light that you are. God bless you Sandi and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

So beautiful...the light, the young tree growing...An excellent work with a wonderful expression :) v/f!

Ken Day replied:

Thank you ever so much Anne!

Beautiful contrast in the background drawing interest there along with the focus of light and colors on the tree. Well done. v

Ken Day replied:

Thank you Carlin. Peace seem to love this little tree.

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