"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

1.31.2010

Something New



It is interesting how the majority of the paintings I like start out something entirely different. I think in part, it is all the layers that I end of with. Also, I like to just begin the painting and letting it just evolve on it's own.

18 comments:

Martha Lever said...

LOVE this, Mar!! I love all of your paintings. Wish you would film yourself and put it on Youtube and then we could see how you do it!!!

Bren said...

I so identify with you Mary, it's not the direction you were heading in but the destination makes you happy. Beautifully vibrant and the phrase is brilliant, 'the earth laughs' indeed :-)

Janet said...

I think that's sometimes how the best paintings happen. I really like this one!! It's so bright and happy.

Lisa Holtzman said...

This is really nice Mary. It's so simple and uplifting and also has a richness to it with your wonderful textures.

Sandra Hall said...

I agree - this is really a happy painting! Truly gorgeous!

Finally Free said...

Love this....I think God is a God of Joy..
Even through this valley I have been walking through He has been touching me with His Joy when I am in worship. It is great. It feels like God is tickling me. :)

Thanks for you encouragement today. I know I am not done, but it is nice to feel some joy today.
Blessings,
Tammy

Diane said...

Mary!! This is wonderful, and I think the journey is just as fun as the destination!!

lori vliegen said...

this is fabulous mary!! i think that part of your secret is that you are willing to be patient enough with yourself to see where your artwork is going.....thanks for that great reminder!! (and i LOVE martha's suggestion....!). :)))

Just Be Real said...

Mary this latest is really great! Keep at it dear one. You are blessings a lot of us!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh I love both of those paintings Mary! You should make a third one, so they would look like a perfect grouping on a wall. You are just full of great ideas!!!!

DJ said...

The background texture is really nice. Good contrast in the values, too.
The warm message, of course, is welcome ...especially since I can't wait to see some flowers heralding spring!
More, please...
:-)

Cottage Cozy said...

That one is just "full of life"!

Brandi Evans said...

thats my favorite way to create .. i just let the piece lead me .. when I sit down to make something I never know what it will be. No direction really. I really really love the simplicity of the words with the flower and the texture is great! Love the quote too. One of my faves of yours ..

Denise said...

I love this.

Anita said...

Stunning...was my first thought when I saw it. It just pops...it made me smile

Peter Stone said...

Hi Mary, it's been a delight to meet you too :)
I really like your art, with the vibrant colors and contrasts. And visual journaling as a way of coming to know Jesus better is simply awesome. I've always believed that art has so much potential.
God bless

Poetic Artist said...

I like this one too..You must be thinking of spring time...
Katelen

WINDOWLAD said...

Dear Mary,

I liked how freedom possessed the hand and mind of the artist... very relieving!!!:)

Good day!!!:)

>Kelvin