Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Peace (Be) With You

Peace With You
Ahhh. Peace.

I started this painting quite a while ago, and will tack that early blog post on the end of today's post, but I now have more to say about this painting! 

The primary color scheme here is complementary, which can be strident, busy, and confrontive. Hardly the choice to communicate peace! But most of the circles - primarily the smaller ones - are in positions of 'rest' in the work. Although there is much crowding, confronting, and complicating, the circles are at rest. 

This is peace. 

John 20:19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
   21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 
   26 After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”

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Blog from the day I started this painting: As I prepared to start today's painting, after what felt like a dismal failure yesterday (which I did NOT post!) I found three references in one chapter of the book of John where Jesus offers His followers peace. What a soul-satisfying concept! It has taken me to my easel with a new attitude, and a new desire to communicate! 

I am just waiting for the first step to dry as I begin this blog - which I will probably not post until I am done with the painting - but I wish I could share with you the peace that I am currently reveling in as I work!

John 20:19, 21, and 26 "... Peace (be) with you..." 

1 comment:

  1. Very nice work. We can have all kinds of stuff going on in our lives and around us but still have His peace.