Begin Every Canvas

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.~Leonardo Da Vinci

Was Da Vinci talking about painting or a Shadow Effect of one’s soul? Either way…in order to allow the beauty to shine upon the Canvas of Life, whether literal or figuratively, we need only look upon our own shadows of life to see the beauty of self and others.

Not one person is perfect and surely have cast a shadow or two in their lifetime. Once we look upon our own shadows, we can affix our gaze upon the source of Light. Affixed to the source of light…our shadows remain forever behind us.

leonardo da vinci

Painting by Robert Rauschenberg