I fell in love with the picture of this cat intently looking up into the sky. I then wondered what the cat was watching. This is when I add3d the clown fish swimming along. The painting is rendered on grey 9 x 12 card stock using soft pastel and color pencil. In ,ice we are a,ways witness to God’s whimsy. What I mean is God is not restricted in what He does and how He enacts His decision. We also need not be stoic Christians but enjoy and smile as we journey through life.
If this painting looks familiar. That is because it is. I created the same piece of art earlier using soft pastels. For this one I used acrylic paints on a 9×12 canvas. I like both mediums because of the vibrant colors. I hope you have blessed day and as always remember to live like God is watching , because He always is watching over us.
I told you I would be writing a part 2 so here it goes. In part one I covered why it is hard being an introverted artist. Mostly it had to deal with art marketing. It is hard to put yourself out there when you feel not up to the task. Well here are a couple of ideas I use to give my art exposure from behind the scenes.
1. Start a Facebook or Instagram page on which you can offer your art for family and friends to view.
2. Start a Blog. I use WordPress but there are many others out there for you to choose from. The good thing with my blog is that when I post on here it automatically goes to Facebook, Twitter and other places.
3. Join a local art group. Many local art groups have non-juried art shows where amateur artists can show their work.
4. Look for local shops that cater to showing and selling art by local talent. A word of warning you still may have to talk to the shop owner and offer up your work.
These are a few of the things I do to alleviate the effects of my introverted tendencies when it comes to putting my artwork out there. There are others. Look for my next article in this series.
It has been a while since I attempted a landscape. I created this landscape of a small run down church using acrylic paints on an 8 x 10 canvas panel. One of my favorite thing about acrylic paints is the brightness of the color.s. They seem to pop off the page. I think our Christian life should not be like the church in the picture, run down and in need of a lot of repairs but like the colors on the canvas, popping out and noticeable.
Floating Along is a 9×12 painting done in Nu Pastel soft pastels on a grey piece of card stock paper. The picture of course is actually made up of a little girl, who dreamily rides along in her little paper where she encounters a giant sea gull wading in water near sea shore. The idea of the painting is the fact that as we float along in life we never know who or what we are going to come in touch. This is why we need pray each morning thanking Jesus he is there to guide as we travel along in our little paper boat.
I love the spring and summer because it is when God’s beauty is on display for all to see. There are so many varieties of flowers it creates numerous opportunities for what I call flower “portraits.” This portrait was created using a scrap piece of scrapbook paper using soft pastels. The painting is around 8×12. I love God’s handiwork. It sets off a rainbow of colors. The Bible tells us in Genesis that God separated the land from sea and first populated it with plants. I can only imagine Adam’s first glance at the garden around him. How the breath would escape from his lungs when he see the would of beauty around. I love creating flowers because it is just a brief glance into that beauty.
I chose this one picture to paint because I like the pop of color transfixed against the black and gray background. The painting was done on a grey 9×12 piece of card stock using a mixture of color pencil and soft pastel. The flower is a reminder to me of each new day we are given. In every day there is renewal and a hope for our walk in this dark and grey world. It is a new day as Christine says,”to see all of our neighbors in a new light….God’s love and light.”