“The Promise of Rain” is the first painting I have produced in a few months. It depicts a lonely farm in the middle of  a parched prairie. The house looks deserted. The lone tree is gnarled and dead. The old windmill stands silent and still. Overhead, dark clouds are gathering with the promise of rain.

They say that an artist puts their heart on canvas. I can see that in this painting. The parched landscape brings thoughts of hopelessness and hardship. My life has been filled with these things for quite awhile, stealing away my desire to go on. But recently things have shifted from hopelessness towards much needed help and relief. The rain clouds moving in over the landscape in the painting are a promise of relief and a sign of hope.

Original painting for sale on eBay.

Prints available at DeviantArt.