|Like a Tree Planted By Water diptych|
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."