Here would be an art trade I performed for the amazing Barbara J. Wickham. You must all go visit her site, lest I smite thee. She is amazing, one of the best in my humble opinion. ^_^ In fact, if you'd like, you can see her half of the art trade here, where she's done an incredible rendition of my Trench Coats character, Rook.Anyway, this is her character, Maggie, who one day found herself in another world. Here's a bit of the prompt I was given for the painting."There's a scene in the story where she is outside at night, sitting in the tall grass and staring up at the stars and contemplating about how strange it is to miss the constellations from her own world. She had never really paid that much attention to them before but only now when the night sky in this strange new land is full of completely different star patterns does she find herself really missing her home."The title I chose for the painting is based on a song by Jenny Phillips, from her Parables fireside. It's called "Tender Mercy" and the first phrase seemed to go through my head over and over and over again as I painted. (This is acrylic on a...sizeable canvas. Dunno, the dimensions; like two feet by one and a half or something. Sorry for the crumby, off-colored photo of it. The painting looks so much better in person.)"I see the lights of home in the distance..."