When the night tip-toes and crawls on our hearts, when the clock strikes twelve, it has been on a daily basis of alternate the night and the day. Between the horizon of the sea and sky, the sun rises slowly in the east and sets quietly in the west as usual. At that moment, the clouds are getting misty and colorful while the morning or evening glow touches every corner of the earth. As if God has forgotten to close a door, letting the beauty escape from the crack. In which, it’s ready to spill out with the last existing magic to declare a beginning or an ending of the day. It’s warm and splendid.
From sunrise to sunset, from the beginning to the ending, the day and night take the place by turn, again and again. So does life. A life is completed with birth and death. Somehow, no one will be able to experience a whole life from the beginning to the end truly. Usually, we come and go through the middle of life. However, it is the memories that connect us emotionally with those who passed away. Even they are gone, they may still compose life in a certain way.
The first draft of this artwork was brewed in 2018. I never had the guts to finish the painting for the death of my dog ‘A’Wang’ last year. By chance, having been read the book ‘You Can Heal Your Heart’, I got enlightened from one of its sentences, saying “Loss offers a chance to rebuild your destiny in life”. So I picked up the pen once more, wishing he would be long live in my painting.
I struggled for a while with the artwork scene-setting. Would it be a sunrise or a sunset? Considering our ancient meteorological proverb “No outdoor activities at sunrise while it will be ok to travel thousands of miles at sunset”, I went for the setting sun then. Because the evening glow often indicated that the rain would be stopped at the west, and the day would be cleared up soon, which implied a good life would be coming at a certain level. Turned over a new leaf, and everything would be fine.
As the sun went down, the temperature tended to be more stable and the convection was reduced. And the sunlight got through the clouds more easily. At that moment, there were orange, gold, and red colors blended with each other in the sky. The sea was wonderfully calm as well, and now it was rich with all the color of the setting sun. It’s very visually appealing and the warmth rested on you with the sea sparkled. This warmth just like A’Wang, our loved dog, offered us the kind of passion, warmth, and easygoing that had a great impact on us. He who loved to explore each day of life, enchant every moment of life with full of curiosity.
The swans in the scene symbolized the same virtues as my dog, including loyalty, purity, kindness, courage, and nobility. As an Angel of Goodness, the group of swans rested on the sea. Some of them were catching fish and drinking water while some cygnets were snuggling up next to each other on the pen. And there were a couple embracing in the distance, enjoying their own world. From that, it indicated a warm and loving feeling to present the same feelings for my dog, the eternal love and mildness between A’Wang and us. In some way, it also intimated that he went to another dimension, a paradise of beauty to which he belonged.
My dog and I shared a boat, rowing through the group of swans, and moving ahead toward the corner of the sea. The travel conveyed that we lived in the present and would explore the unknown with no fear. To welcome the future with ambitions whether we were faced with a calm sea or the rage one along with strong wind and waves. For that, I painted it in FPV and added the mist to improve the reality of ambience and boost aestheticism.
Almost three months later, I finally completed the artwork by picking up the scattered times at weekends. My artwork, “The Warmth of LOVE“, was another 4K resolution concept art, which was a great catch for home decorations, and a theme background for desktop and mobile phones. Since the epidemic, we have lost the chance to go traveling. I hope this painting will give us a yearning for a better life, and inspire us to go sightseeings, to feel the beauty around us, or around the world. Meanwhile, I prayed for each of us, wishing we all had a joyful life and a sense of well-being via fewer catastrophes and more happiness.
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