Saturday, August 22, 2015

"The Sound of Rain and Light" 36x36, Oil on Canvas

"Sound of Rain and Light" 36x36, Oil on Canvas

I've been wanting to get to this painting for a while now. Lightening and rain seem to always be in me. I love the way rain filters the light into hues of different colors. Water in the atmosphere is one of the most beautiful things in the world to me. I may spend the rest of my life trying to get at it.

This painting is on its way to Joseph Gierek Fine Art in Tulsa. I'm so pleased to be represented by this fine gallery. If your in the area please stop by.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sold, "Redemption" at Davis & Co. Fine Art

"Redemption" 36x36, Oil on Gessobord

Just found out that I sold this piece through Davis & Co. Fine Art. I'm so pleased!

I did (and am still in the process) of doing several waterfalls. It has always been my analogy of God's grace. I call this piece, "Redemption" because I thought the canyon formed an image of "wings" or arms raised as the water falls upon the rock. Redemption means the act of being saved or freeing. I like to think the water and rocks are just an image for our hearts. We are freed by grace. This lavish, beautiful grace that comes crashing down on who we are so that we can be made new.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sold, "Far Green Country" at Mary Tomas Gallery

"Far Green Country" 36x48, Oil on Canvas

So very pleased to share that this piece was sold at Mary Tomas Gallery just recently.

This was taken from a passage in Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, "...the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back and Frodo beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise."
I didn't really want to ILLUSTRATE that passage as much as let it inspire my painting. I don't have any silver glass, swift sunrise or white shores. For me, I wanted to show this "far green country" as the illuminated place hidden by the veil of clouds. I wanted a feeling that the viewer was coming out of dark canyons into the fresh rain and good land, our true Eden.

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Kindred" 36x36, Oil on Canvas

"Kindred" 36x36, Oil on Canvas

I finished this painting for a specific place in our church that they are building called the HomeLife Center. It will be a place where the Body of Christ can meet and fellowship and also find materials to help them "grow strong families." What that means is to read encouraging books to help us be better parents and spouses and also to have a place to meet and talk.

I thought of a seed as growing into this strong tree and how we have to nurture and watch over the sapling. I like the imagery of a tree as a person. I have three trees to represent the generations of a family. I wanted to show it in a "quiet" light so that it gave the room a sense of thought and reflection. It has a little stream running through as my image for grace. I know, as a Mom, that I am always in need of grace as I steer through parenting and marriage. I absolutely CANNOT do this without God.

These words feel shallow but I hope the image can speak my feelings best. Zephaniah 3:17,
"The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love..." Sometimes, most of the time, I need a Father God who will parent me. Who will rejoice over me in gladness and quiet me in His love. I need the mixture of both. The gladness and the quiet. He is here with us. All the time. Even in my humanity He loves me and LIKES me. How do you grow strong families? You simply remember you can't do this but He is mighty to save.