a new painting {letting go again}

last weekend i started a new painting:

actually i started 2.

i was so excited to get out my favorite gel medium that i went a little overboard.

so i made this background for a sweet little 8×8 painting that a friend asked me for a personal painting. she wants one of her with her sister. a commission! i was so excited!

but i was a little scared to start because i was afraid i’d mess up… {why do i keep getting scared like that?}

so i decided to “let go” of my fear {remember this sweet post about “letting go“?} and focus on this other painting…

i put together some pretty colors and papers and a face from my latest anthropology magazine…

…then i went to town! 🙂

kinda crazy that i made a blue lady first huh?  i don’t know, i was trying something new there.

then, for a few days i couldn’t figure out what to do next.

finally, i added these words:: “perfect love casts out fear.” 1 john 4:18 (b)

it kind of speaks to me.

even just with something as silly as my fear of starting the painting for my friend! i needed to remember that if i just let go, love will come through the fear… love drives out the fear…perfect love casts out fear!

 what a beautiful thing to remember every singly day. 


i think it finished beautifully…

don’t you?

remember this verse friends. may it speak to you in a dark time. may God’s love cast out all fear in your life.

God bless you. xo-kimberly renee

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0 Responses to a new painting {letting go again}

  1. changdeb June 14, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    very beautiful indeed.. i always amazed at people who can draw/paint/sketch.. any form of art work is beyond me, really :)) and the verse you put into it, superb!!

  2. carlanda June 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    t his is great, and i loved seeing the development of the piece. thank you! carlanda

  3. teddi June 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    that was such a fun process to witness.

  4. Nadia June 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Love the step by step! So wonderful to see how it all came together and it is beautiful! Ciao!

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