The Nature of Created Things

Leaving Townshend, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2014,
Leaving Townshend

A philosopher asked Saint Anthony: ” Father , how can you be enthusiastic when the comfort of books has been taken away from you?” And Anthony replied: ” My book, O philosopher , is the nature of created things, and whenever I want to read the word of God, it is right in front of me.”

To me God is in the nature of created things and in painting nature I am trying to capture a glimpse of the Spirit.

This painting, Leaving Townshend, is a morning view of the West River valley in Townshend, Vermont.