Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gentleness

Gentleness (Fruit of the Spirit)
"You are sick," he said, "so get as much sleep and rest as you can." My doctor thinks that the pneumonia I have had for the last THREE WEEKS is running its course, and beginning to improve, but I am still to lay low. It has been such a challenge to rest at the same time as I am trying to paint daily! 

It has been interesting to me that I have managed to paint many of the days, and that sometimes, the painting has come so easily. Sometimes I know everything I want to do before I even enter the studio! (Not every day, by any means!) And since each painting actually takes more than one day, I am working ahead most days, even though I have been pretty exhausted. 

$225 plus $10 shipping and handling
12 x 12 acrylic on cradled panel




My doctor was so gentle with his instructions to me. Get more rest. Don't overdo it. You are sick and should not feel bad for slowing down. My Great Physician has been so gentle with me, too. He provided a theme and structure, and is often granting me  an idea before I start. I have so enjoyed these paintings!

Yesterday's painting had to do with God's rescue from deep, troubled water. Today, I am expressing the gentle wave action and soothing colors of His loving care. 

Galatians 5:22-23 (New American Standard Bible) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.



Part of a group of 9 paintings representing the Fruit of the Spirit
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Fruit of the Spirit 

 

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful :) Wonderful that you are still able to work... hope you feel better very soon :)

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