The Evocative Oil Paintings of   Justyna Kopania  ( Studio Under The Moon )

Justyna Kopania specializes in oil painting and covers a wide variety of genres, from landscapes and cityscapes to portraits and still-life pieces.
She describes her inspiration of the world that surrounds her, “I try to connect and be able to capture the image of time that passes so quickly.”
Kopania continues, “Perhaps the world that surrounds us is really quite different than we perceive it to be.
Perhaps in every drop of rain, each grain of sand, and every snowflake there are millions of colours that you can see, if you look for them…this is the unique perspective I look for in my paintings.”
Kopania’s work has been exhibited in many galleries throughout Poland and Europe.

Heroes, by dss1960

Record heat and record low snowpacks have produced tragic wildfires across the Pacific Northwest. Recent lightning strikes started even more fires. Yesterday, three firefighters lost their lives when winds changed, driving the fires toward them. A fourth firefighter lies in critical condition. It’s easy for me to just read the news story and think to myself how sad. Yet these people were selflessly fighting fires that had little or no impact to them personally. They have families who are grieving now. It’s not just a news story. It’s real life. As one who enjoys the forests and mountains God gave this region, I want to say thank you to all of you helping to protect those forests and the people who enjoy them. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13