Saturday, February 9, 2008

bow down thine ear to me

since i have a 3 week break from painting at the cafe's, i decided to post an old painting. this actually happens to be the smallest painting i think i've done yet; no bigger than my hand. it was inspired from psalm 31:2. i like this verse best in the kjv version. it reads, "bow down thine ear to me, deliver me speedily". i was struck by the fact that a mere mortal is asking the Lord of the universe to come down to his level to hear him. of course we all know that our God can hear us at all times, yet the boldness of david is inspiring to me. we all will have times in our life when we feel desperate for God's deliverance. this painting is from about 6 years ago during my 'dark hour'. and my Lord did indeed deliver me!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

walking illuminations

this piece is called walking illuminations. it came about from a conversation that i had with my good friend, chris, about sunsets. we talked about how we both love when the sun is so low and vivid that the trees are jet black giving the appearance of a silhouette. then i started thinking about the concept of contrast and how the world is full of them. like in the fall, the bark actually turns darker so that the bright leaves will stand out more. in the spiritual realm, there also is contrast between people that know Jesus and people that don't walk with him. there is an inner glow that those people possess, making them stand out in a world full of darkness...