Love comes when manipulation stops

It has taken me a while to realize what my latest completed painting is. You see, I usually have about 30 paintings kicking around my studio, all waiting for that final brush stroke.

This little oil painting ‘The Peace Offering’ shows a naked woman with a dove and a bag of presumably her clothing. She is vulnerable, she has made a mistake, she has undoubtably hurt someone and now wishes to offer herself as a token of her love and devotion.

“Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers, American Psychologist

The Peace Offering
The Peace Offering – Katherine Scrivens

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