Tuesday, September 4, 2007

May the Road Rise to Meet You by BJ Wright

10" x 8" oil on canvas covered hardboard - painted en plein air, alla prima - $85 including shipping -
It was Saturday morning, August 25th, and I was set up at Fort Keys to paint a scene at the Tunnel Hill battlefield. Running immediately in front of Fort Keys is Hunt Road, graveled and showing bright in the morning sun. I remembered an old Irish blessing which is:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Contact me at beejw@charter.net

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wanda knight said...

Another good on BJ. I love the title and the Irish Blessing. An old friedn of my quotes it often.

bj said...

Thanks so much, Wanda, for your comments and encouragement. This little road carries many Civil War reenactors during the weekend after Labor Day. It's so quiet and peaceful there near the meadow - just a wonderful place to paint and think.