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  • I'll Be Home

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    November 2015

    This time of year (Christmas and the holiday season) is different for us than it used to be. In the past, when November 1st rolled by, Bonnie and I started making lists and getting excited about the shopping and gifts we would find for our little ones. It was a magical time of year filled with Play Mobile toys and BB guns. Once there was a horse, a real Teepee in the woods, and so many other fun things. Our boys grew up never having a “list” because they knew mom and dad came up with some great ideas beyond what they hoped for. This year, however, we have a gift or two in mind, but our hearts are longing for something else. You see, they are gone now. Those who once brightened our day with their smiles, jokes and passion for life, are off living their own lives in distant cities. Sure we stay connected with FaceTime and phone calls, but the thing we look forward to most are those simple words, “I’ll be home…. “ So go ahead - stir the longing and prepare a homecoming for those you love.

    ~ Mark Keathley

    Editions: 20"x24" SN (95) and AP (15), 24"x30" AP (25)

  • Oh, Holy Night by Robert Finale

    Oh Holy Night by Robert Finale

    While painting “Oh Holy Night”, I was joyfully reminded of Christmas’s past and of the wonderful one’s still to come. Susie and I stroll past the manger scene, understanding all it represents, our steps muffled by the newly fallen snow. A gentleman loads a carefully chosen Christmas tree into the bed of his truck as a warm glow radiates through the stained glass windows of the church, like a beacon welcoming worshipers to share in the love of this evening.

    Oh holy night! The stars are brightly Shining……………………

    ~ Robert Finale

     

    Editions:

    18″ x 24″ 5 A/P & 20 S/N – Master Proof is sold
    12″ x 16 5 A/P & 20 S/N – Master Proof is sold
    9″ x 12″ 25 S/N
    Edition Total: 78

    Location: Inspirational
    Released: November 2016

    Original Oil on Canvas Size: 18” x 24”