Paintings I find beautiful.
The Annunciation - George Lawrence Bulleid
The Love Letter (1911). George Lawrence Bulleid (British, 1858-1933).
In later life, Bulleid explored more naturally observed themes, creating relaxed portraits, such as The Love Letter, and works of floral or quiet still life arrangements, sometimes in a manner inspired by the Dutch masters of the 17th century.
The Empress Comes. George Lawrence Bulleid
Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson - Meditation of the Holy Virgin (1889)
Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
― Be Still My Soul, by Catharina von Schlegel.
Artwork: Evening By The Lake, by Max Nonnenbruch.