Friday, January 23, 2009

"Out of the darkness"

Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper - 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" (NFS)

My best friend's birthday was late last month in December. I wasn't able to meet up with her though until last week. Finally, I could give my friend her belated b-day gifts.

She loves butterflies, art, and the color blue, so naturally I made this original birthday card just for her!

I wanted the small painting to be dramatic and soft at the same time. Splatters of paint were added for depth and give the butterfly an almost glowing, magical quality. Love that the light blue wings pops against the black background.

My friend, like myself, suffers from bouts of depression, so I wrote the following message on the inside of the card:

"Fly out of the darkness by using the shining light from within and set yourself free."


Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesant ce ai postat.M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazut chiar e frumos si interesant.Felicitari si sigur am sa mai revin!

Dean Grey said...



cjoy017 said...

this just makes my heart smile...good work.

Dean Grey said...


Thank you!


Unknown said...

Your art is beautiful.

I read an article today that said introverted people were super-perceptive on sensing the emotions of other people. It creates sensory overload. That gets me down at times. Finding the right balance of internal and external sensitivity is a constant challenge for me.

Dean Grey said...


Interesting, as I often "feel" other people's pain a lot and tend to take it on myself.