well, i was BEYOND HONORED when a friend asked if i would paint something for their kid’s bedroom. it was so fun and since i’ve only just recently gotten out the paint brush again, i was happy to have something new to work on! she also didn’t have any requirements. usually it helps if there’s some direction- such as a verse you want, or if you want certain people in the painting… but i enjoyed having the freedom just to go for it.
recently, i’ve been loving to create patchwork collages to start my paintings. i love that it reminds me of pieces of a quilt. they have meaning or history and then i paint over them. maybe the meaning and the history is lost to the general observer but it’s there when i create it and so it’s still there to me. i picked blue pieces of paper for the sky, green for the grass, and i used old books and old advertisements for the space between.
then i started to paint.
then it was time to add texture. doileys, an old wine cork, some bubble wrap helped to add some fun designs to the background.
then i added my girl flying a kite. i debated adding a couple more kids but i wanted to keep it simple, remember?
i was in love. i almost didn’t want to give it away!
then i added the verse. “let everything that has breath, praise the Lord” psalm 150:6
i pray that this verse inspires those kids to remember to praise the Lord in everything. even while on a windy hill flying a kite.
the pieces of paper give it a 3d feel too. which i love.
the finished piece. it’s 14×16 so it’s nice and big to fill a sweet little wall. i hope they enjoy it!
and i hope that i keep painting! i’ve really enjoyed it recently as an outlet when i feel overwhelmed.
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