Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks by Patrick Samuel
Oil pastels on off-white paper
23x31cm approx
Original available
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Sometimes I think we forget how beautiful life can be. The moments we let pass us by without realizing it… a bird that sings, a leaf that falls, the wind that blows and the light that shines… These moments we let get swallowed up by things we shouldn’t let matter to us, like technology, money and status.

With this painting I tried to encompass that feeling of realising how lucky I am to be alive and to experience the world the way I do. We all have people to say thank you to for getting us here, to this moment, whether they know it or not. Thank you.