Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stirred not Shaken

So I've begun a painting for Staci, as a housewarming gift. I have the first layer almost finished. I paint in layers, I suppose most people do, if they know what they are doing. You don't just start slapping paint on, all the time. There is a place for that, but when you're really trying to be conceptual and real about a painting, you have to start inside. Inside your heart, your mind, inside a sketchbook or a scrap piece of paper that you had nearest you when the inspiration came. Either way, inspiration strikes and you are able to begin putting your emotions on canvas. I think that is part of the reason I love art so much is because I am such an expressive person.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
So here is the first part of a journey I'm on to create something that reflects what I see God doing in my sister.


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