Friday, July 5, 2013

"Grace" 5x7 Oil on Panel

"Grace" 5x7, Oil on Panel
I have these images in my mind of water flowing down and then out.  I'm trying to convey something of God with a waterfall. His grace pours out over all of us then the rings of water push out just as we are to share that grace with others.
Philip Yancey writes in his book, What's So Amazing About Grace? that we each need, "Grace-filled eyes" to really see ourselves, each other and most importantly our God.  He says:

"When Jesus loved a guilt-laden person and helped him, he saw in him an erring child of God.  He saw in him a human being whom His Father loved and grieved over because he was going wrong. He saw him as God originally designed and meant him to be, and therefore he saw through the surface layer of grime and dirt to the real man underneath.  Jesus did not identify the person with his sin, but rather saw in this sin something alien, something that really did not belong to him, something that merely chained and mastered him and from which he would free him and bring him back to his real self.  Jesus was able to love men because he loved them right through the layer of mud."

I used the colors: Pthalo Blue, Titanium White, Paynes Grey and a little Cadmium Red.

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