Mostly Sunny, painting of woman balancing with doves on stacked rocks, painting of girl  holding an umbrella in the clouds, art about balance, painting about grace, art with white dove birds, art of girl in the clouds, art with girl in the sun and sky, stacked stones, cairn in the sky, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

This image has two meanings for me. One, it is the first painting I did using my wife as a model. She didn’t know it then, but I married her in part because she is so damned photogenic and will provide me with many years of free modeling services. And two, because this is how I see her – and she beautifully reflects a concept I cherish. That of living with a deep sense of grace. A knowing that we will never be placed in a situation, no matter how desperate it may feel at the time, without the means to come out of it a wiser and more evolved person. With a ballerina’s poise, she balances atop an impossibly high pile of stones. A small flock of doves flies in to counterbalance her weight. She checks the weather. Mostly sunny.

Mostly Sunny

35 x 27 - Oil On Panel - NFS (prints available)