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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Serenity's Trail

"Serenity's Trail"
24"x36" Oil and Mixed Media

Whether it's lilac fields in France, poppies in Fredericksburg, tulips in Holland, or bluebonnets and daisy's in Sweetwater, Texas, this spring has been amazing.  I've walked this little half mile circle behind our house many times.  Never before have I witnessed the brushstrokes of God as I have this year!  We have been favored with beautiful rains, and the colors have come in wave after wave.  I love the early morning skies of West Texas. I couldn't help but sing to the Lord with such a thankful heart.  Sometimes, getting out into nature, God's handiwork does it's therapy on a weary soul. The peace and assurance sure does a body good.  Up to the left of this painting would be "the hill".  That's the one that my sweet husband travels in the mornings for his time with God.  One can see why.  I wish I would have painted that hill.  I guess that's an excuse for another painting.  I would appreciate your comments on this painti

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Blogger/Facebook Posts

I've been so frustrated because when I post to facebook, my latest blog image does not show up, and neither can I upload the latest image.  I googled it and hope to have found an answer.  We will see!  I also saw that it may take 3 days for it to go into effect.  If you are interested, here is the link.  Instructions:

The html code below needs to be added below the "head".  

<meta content='article' property='og:type'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' property='og:image'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
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Wild at Heart

"Wild at Heart"
40"x30" Original Oil on Deep Gallery Wrapped Canvas

     I've been slowed down a little with some shoulder problems that have had me "strapped down" so to speak.  But, where there's a will there is a way!  I started this during worship one Sunday recently, and thankfully my easel is adjustable, and I can paint with my left hand!  So, it's finished and I'm pretty happy with it!  I've included the process pics to give you an idea of my process.  I'm also thrilled to announce that my work has been published in the awesome Visual Language Arts Magazine!  My work is on page 76-77.  Check it out!  It's beautiful, free, and eye candy!  I'm so excited to have gotten in!  Laurie Pace outdid herself getting this together this month!
Let me know what you think!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Answering the Call

"Answering the Call"
9"x12" Oil on Oil Canvas Paper

     Have you ever been so excited about the call of the Lord, that you just ran with your arms wide open, dancing right into the plans that He set before you?  I had a lot of fun painting this one.  I like the brilliant colors, yet the soft edges. 

 Isaiah 6:8 says,Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"  

     That's what I say, "send me", "pick me"!  What do you say?

     I forgot to submit this one to the Visual Language Arts Magazine, so it won't be in the publishing.  At least not the May issue.