Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Like a Tree Planted By Water

Like a Tree Planted By Water diptych
What an exciting morning! As I started my research for today's work, I found a new source of inspiration that should really help me with my website, newsletter, etc. I found several galleries that might be a good fit for my style, and people that 'talk the talk' and 'walk the walk' where abstract art that is focused on Jesus is concerned. (Did you follow that run-on sentence?) 

Then as I read in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah, (a very sad book), I found a passage that just spoke to me - hit the spot, so to speak! I was so wound up that I could hardly wait to get into my studio!

BUT THEN I actually did get into my studio. 

$600.00 plus $40.00 shipping and handling

2 cradled panels, 30" x 44" total (22" x 30" each)

painted with artist quality heavy-body acrylic paint on handmade prepared cradled panel
edges painted black

Ready to hang

When I thought the mail might have arrived today, I headed out to our mailbox. It is not a long driveway at all, but on cold, drippy days it can seem long! But today, just as I got to the mailbox, THE SUN CAME OUT! It was only out for a total of about 3 minutes, but it made such a difference! I actually decided to pick up a bunch of the sticks that littered our yard and clean up for a bit. 

I got to the house re-energized and ready to try again!

This diptych has been on my easel for months in various states of 'done-ness'. I knew what I wanted to express, and I thought I knew how I wanted to express it, but it just would not cooperate! In fact, the what-have-I-done-this-is-the-most-awful-painting-I-have-ever-painted syndrome was particularly bad with this one! I think I am happy with it now, though I may go back in to add leaves and fruit (abstracted, obviously *wink*) because of the passage I am working from. 

But for today, I feel a breath of fresh air, a splash of sunshine, and I feel blessed. 

Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord
And whose trust is the Lord.
“For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit."