Favorite Verse of the Moment

"The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made." Psalm 145:13

Monday, September 6, 2010

Red Breasted Robin...yum?

After much debate in my household, the title was chosen for this piece. We tried, "the Joyous Robbin, Robin O' Joy, Rockin' Robin, Free Bird," and "Yet Another Bird Painting by Julie." Hopefully, the title choices give you a good laugh like they did us. I'm not sure if I think it's "yum" or not. It's very swirly, colorful, and untidy. In a strange way, I sort of like it. But, after the lemon painting this one feels messy to me even though I was trying for a different effect. With that said, it IS different. ;)

Ironically, if you believe in irony, I've been thinking a lot lately about some tough times in my life, some messes I made despite my best efforts. I'm so glad God is in the business of doing life overhauls. Even though He did a big one on my life when I met my husband, He continues to make things even better by putting me in situations that remind me of the pain of the past, which causes me to pray about them, and then He shows me how He has changed things for the better and is making me new through them. He puts a new twist on things. He turns my mess into His masterpiece. He is the King of recycling. :) He takes the old garbage and turns it into something wonderful, usable, beautiful even. If you've got some garbage lying around, maybe it's time to let Him recycle it for you.
God's blessings.
8 x 10
acrylic w/ oil pastel
gallery wrapped canvas
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Missing Piece

This painting was inspired by the Rookie Painter challenge for this month. Apparently, I like the color combo of the orange and blue shades with yellow, seeing as how my last two paintings share those colors. It just felt right for this one. I'm feelin' something purple comin' on, or maybe I'll finally finish that portrait I've been meaning to get to. I owe my dad a painting whose reference photo takes my breath away... scared to death of that one. I'm going to have to just dig in and go for it. Just enjoying the day off today and the fact that tomorrow we are all off work/school and get to enjoy the day together. Amazingly, I am tongue-tied. No big thoughts tonight. Just gratitude.
God bless.
10 x 10
acrylic and oil pastel
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