A "nocturne" painting study from life. From a great class taught by artist James Martin.
"To reach satisfaction in all, desire satisfaction in nothing..."
"For contemplation is nothing else than a secret and peaceful and
loving inflow of God, which, if not hampered, fires the soul in the spirit
-from St. John of the Cross, author of "The Dark Night of the Soul"
These sound like lofty aspirations, haha. But they seem worth the attempt ! ;)