Somewhere at the edge of dreams, at the edge of night and day, a golden hare races through the dappled flowers and grass. Chasing the shadows between sun and moon he runs over the mountains curving paths at the very edge of our awareness, trailing stars in his wake.
The long dark fingers and shadows of night reach for his golden fur, and he runs onwards, towards dawn. He beckons us and dares us to follow his wild path, far from the known world, along the edges of our dreams. He shows us how to trust our deepest instincts when we don’t understand the world around us, when we’re reaching for something new. Will you follow?
This is another of the paintings I’ve been working on for the exhibition ‘movement ‘
Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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Such a Gift you have given us with your sharing of your art.. Thank you, and wishing you well with all of your exhibits 🙂
Gorgeous painting. I would love it on my wall!
Thanks Brenda that’s inspiring to hear💕
You are magic, through and through.
What a beautiful painting! I could look at this all day. I’m sure your exhibition will be a big success.
Many thanks Karen
By now your paintings will be on the walls of the exhibition. I’m sure they will be well received as they are so fluid and the colours so warm and inviting.
Your paintings are so beautiful, Seonaid. I love your golden hare. I would, indeed, follow. 🙂
I’m right there beside you, running with the hare Robin…..and delighted to hear you have survived the wild snow storm✨❄️
Glorious watercolour Seonaid … a lovely light touch … love love love it !
All the best with the exhibition – you really are one talented lady 🙂
Here’s hoping the paintings get as good a reception in the exhibition as they did here! One of the things I want to do more of this year is painting✨💕✨
Your posts continue to inspire and delight, Seonaid. I’m not the least bit surprised you’re a beautiful painter. Thank you :).
Many thanks Sharon….I love that I’m delighting you ✨💕✨
You are so clever! Best of luck with the exhibition. How exciting!
Thanks Julie….here’s hoping I sell something✨😆✨
The hare is gathering speed, leaving the forest? Edges are good places to be… Now you are committed to following 🙂
Perfect interpretation Annette…he is indeed! Got to love edges 😉
Beautiful watercolour – such a lovely hare!
Your work has such a nice feel to it. And watercolor too, a difficult medium to perfect from what I understand. The whole thing has a nice sense of movement to it. The environment within which the rabbit moves, surrounds the rabbit in a pleasing way. Even though her world is bounded, the rabbit seems to run without bound. I like it very much. Soothing color scheme as well. When will the limited edition (signed) prints become available? D
Thanks David, I’ve been painting with watercolours on and off since the 1980’s so plenty of time to practice….it’s especially good to hear I haven’t lost my skills over the past few years when the camera has eclipsed the brush! Lovely to hear you enjoyed the results….as for prints….I’m selling the originals in the exhibition….but perhaps I can produce some more images to make into prints! Thanks for the support Xx
Lovely painting! I had no idea you paint as well. Great works and wishing you the best for the exhibition!
Well I haven’t been painting much recently….so it’s great to get such positive feedback
Excellent – multi-talented
Delighted you like them 🙂
Seonaid, this painting is so beautiful and expressive! Such warmth and joy!
Wonderful to hear Lemony!
Marvelous, sophisticated, perfect!
Many thanks Michael, and I know you have a feel for the animals of Mother Earth 🙂
They are absolutely lovely…..something very primitive about them. Best of luck with the exhibition.
Ooh…primitive….I like that, thank you!
Delightful. Look forward to seeing more. Such a light ethereal touch. 🙂
Many thanks, ethereal and dreamy was the look I was going for 🙂
Oh yes, I will follow him anywhere! 🙂
Wonderful, shall we go together 🙂
Let’s go, sweetie! x
Pure delight, Seonaid! For me that is one joyful leap into freedom. 🙂
Sounds wonderful Jo…I’m right there beside you!
You are a very talented woman! I love the ‘movement’ in your painting, the legs of the hare, the shadows of the grass and underbrush…. Will the hare take me down the rabbit hole, though? 🙂
I do love your work.
What a generous and encouraging comment✨💕✨Paintings for me always feel far more intimate and somehow more a part of me, and so more revealing and challenging to post online than photographs😁 Lovely feedback makes me feel a little bolder😆Thank you💞
Oh and I’m pretty sure the hare will lead you down some kind of otherworldly Alice-like rabbit hole!! What fun✨
Seonaid, Is there no end to your talent?! This is simply beautiful and I wish you all the best with exhibition. P
Many thanks, but yes I fear there are ends and edges to everything!…I’m enjoying getting back into my paints which have been rather neglected over the past few years…the joys and results of the camera being so much more immediate 🙂
He can lead me anywhere. I love both paintings, this hare doesn’t look as wild as the first one, Will there be more?
I’ve titled him ‘Dream Running”…happy and at home chasing the edges of dreams! I’m only submitting 2 pieces Gilly as I was short of time….but I might do some more hare work with no particular job in mind….just for fun, as I’ve enjoyed doing these 2 so much 🙂
They would make beautiful cards or even better put them on studio 6!
What is Studio 6? Sorry for my ignorance😆
Do you know Marina Kanavaki?http://marinakanavaki.com/ there’s a link to society 6 on her page. I bought one of her prints recently. Sorry I was using my phone at work earlier and called it studio rather than society!
Thanks for this Gilly…hadn’t heard of either but it’s great to get links to sites like this 🙂
Beautiful work. 🙂
Delighted you enjoyed it 🙂
a dance of words & images, movement in each and movement between
Nice to have you along for the dance Penny✨
Very nice Seonaid.
Many thanks, a little change from the usual offerings😆
delightful, wistful, playful & dreamy…LOVE it! 🙂
That’s music to my house ears✨😆✨
What a magical hare, Seonaid! Yes, I would follow him. He seems to know the way. 😃
I think so too! I’m heading off into dreamland any moment now…so maybe I’ll meet him;-)
I love this post. Your artworks are so beautiful and full of life. Very lovely.
Thanks Laura, that’s lovely to hear 🙂
Your beautiful pictures and words reach my heart. Now, if only I was brave enough to follow your rabbit. But it does sound like fun! Your pictures are gorgeous! Good luck with your exhibition!
Thanks Gwynn, the fun has been in the creating!
These paintings are beautiful.
Thanks Colline, they go into the exhibition tomorrow!