Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Some Favorite Proverbs

This year is almost a memory... about time to post some favorites. These are 3 prints from my Proverbs series. The originals were painted on watercolor paper... acrylics and watercolors. Each one contains a scripture verse somewhere in the painting.

This first is "Wisdom... Search for it as for hidden treasure."

Besides the obvious meaning, at the time I painted this I was
starting to really believe that we all are like unique Treasure Boxes...
and if given a chance and opened, we are full of precious treasure. And in spite of the dangers--shark, poisonous Rockfish, stinging jellyfish,
giant octopus, etc--it is worth the journey to discover our true selves.

The next one has: "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."

The baby bears are intently watching from the safety of their cave, as the Momma Bear is approaching a hive hanging from a dead snag, to get her prize: fresh honey.

And the last one says: "A friend loves at all times."

When I painted this, I was going through a very difficult time in my life and my marriage. I felt alone. Yet NOT alone. I experienced such friendship, hope, companionship and love from God... I discovered that when you feel that you have nothing left but God, you discover that God is enough. And then... He sent healing into our lives, and our relationship.



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My 2010 Theme

This was a fun little project that I did for my other blog.

The first pic is the rough pencil sketch, to work out composition and content (click on any of the pics to enlarge) :

This second shows it transferred to nice watercolor paper, and I've started inking it in:

And lastly, with colored pencils, it's all finished, colorful and purty:


Friday, January 08, 2010

Catching Up & Playing with Color

I'm soo behind here. I've been spending all my time with my health blog (here), and thought I'd just post some little projects here that I had fun with.

Here is one from Christmas. I had fun adding digital color to a black and white illustration. I blogged about it (here). (click to enlarge)