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Hand and Palette

Posted by Heather C. Williams at Jun 29, 2012 04:10 AM |

The hand and palette are needed in order to paint, but a painting is not made with the hand and the palette.

Hand and Palette

River Bank by Mathilda Schley

Awareness moves the hand and palette. Consciousness stirs the heart and motivates the person to arrange time and space for paint to flow.

I found this lovely oil painting on a scrap of very thin material about 5"x7". I'm sure it was done by my great aunt Mathilda Schley when she was a girl growing up in Wisconsin around 1880. It could be 140 years old. An older sister of my grandmother, Mathilda was an artist, showing her Impressionist paintings in France. I'm sharing this painting to honor my aunt Mathilda.

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