Wendy Wells-Bailey
All the beauty of life is made up of Light and Shadow


(posted on 21 Aug 2023)

   Always Together  & Soul Mates 


"Soul Mates"                            "Always Together"  

    Acrylic on canvas 36” x 12”

  The other day I was thinking about the wonderful friends and family that I am lucky to have around me.  That started me thinking about the Soul, which made me wonder how I would paint the feeling of my contentment.  Almost immediately, a beautiful butterfly appeared in my thoughts.  She slowly fluttered toward me and sat on my shoulder, and then she stood up on her tippy toes and whispered into my ear “paint me”.  Of course, I thought!  The butterfly has always been the symbol of the Soul.  I will paint her as the symbol of my love and happiness.
A couple of days later I was in our garden enjoying the quiet when I noticed two beautiful butterflies together. As I watched the butterflies gracious flying becomes like a dance being performed, together not quite touching but appearing to be doing a dance of love. I imagine these two being together for ever. Of course, this had to be painted.