There are times in life when our preferences do not line up with God’s purpose for our life. I have been through many of these times and am going through one now. Today’s piece of art is an homage to those times. The Girl in Purple is struggling with her faith and the preferences she has for her life. The small painting was created on an old 8×10 book page using pen and soft pastels.
In the course of my artist’s lifetime there are many times I create simple line drawings and then color them in for effect. These are two of those drawings. They are 8×10 drawings done in #2 pencil highlighted in pen then colored in with colored pencil.
Every once in a while I like to create what I call fun art. Such is the case in the orange cat done on an 8×10 old book page. The idea for this painting comes from a picture of a series of paintings on Pinterest. I apologize but the name of the artist escapes me.
A 8×10 soft pastel painting done on an old book page from the early 1900’s. Again no old books were purposely hurt in the rendering of this art. The book was in tatters. I rescued and repurposed the page. Otherwise it may be in some landfill somewhere.
A simple little flower drawing done in Crayola Color pencils on an old 8×10 book page.
A small 6×9 inch soft pastel painting done on a grey watercolor paper. This is a picture of a girl walking in the early mist along a path of bright yellow weeds.
My twist on an older painting I saw. I was trying to practice my observation skills…i.e learning to see things more for details than just looking. The drawing was done with a #2 pencil on an 8×10 white piece of paper and then the flowers were highlighted with color pencil. I am taking a course on studying the Bible and one of the things I learned is this read the passage, read round the passage, read the passage some more. Once you have done this go back and keep reading it until God and the Holy Spirit make it clear what you need to be learning from reading the passage. It is funny how art sometimes translates into life. In art you must, look, look and then look some more .until you see what needs to be created.