"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.

4.25.2010

Under His Wings





I painted this for a friend.

It's titled "Under His Wings"

"He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find
refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler"

Psalm 91:4

I know in scripture when speaking of God's wings they are usually eagles wings but my friend wanted a butterfly, and butterflies represent to me new life, change, what we experience on our journey. And I just felt led to use this scripture with it.

I have been experimenting with this messy graffiti style. I just love it!

Alisa Burke's work has so inspired me. Her blog offers so much inspiration, so many ideas, and tutorials. I was browsing her blog and came across a calendar tutorial she did in January. The two previous heart panels were made after viewing it, as well as this one. I like the single element in the middle of all the busyness.

A big thank you to Alisa for her inspiration and sharing so much with all of us.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

25 comments:

Paula Phillips said...

Wonderful as usual Mary! I'm loving the numbers down the side. I love the graffiti style as well. :)
Much Love

Denise said...

Awesome sweetie.

Bren said...

This is fantastic Mar and I'm drawn as well to highlighting a single image amid all the hoopla going on around it :-) Beautifully done. I love the grunge/graffiti style as well, just haven't done a lot in it as yet.

Buffy said...

I love the butterfly in the middle.Such a beautiful scripture to go with it. Love it.

Ophelia said...

Oh my gosh Mary....This is so amazing! Your work is always so fabulous and so inspiring! I have soooo much to learn. Thanks for such beautiful inspiration!

sweetwyo said...

Love the graffiti style and butterfly! Also the ones with hearts! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday too.

the wanderer said...

i love the busy frame surrounding the simple light blue wings. wings are a personal symbol for me. this is beautiful.

Pat said...

Simply beautiful!

Mechelle said...

I have meditated on this verse many times in the past. What a comforting passage.

Debbie said...

Very nice painting Mary, and wonderful verse to go with it! How sweet of you to make this for your friend! Lucky her!

Janet said...

Fantastic!! I love your art. You have such a great talent for that graffiti style, and the bright colors just make me smile!

S. Etole said...

"under His wings" is just the perfect place to be ... {I had a great visit ... thanks for asking!}

mystele said...

just beautiful

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

You did a beautiful job on this Mary! I love the simplicity of the butterfly in the middle of the busy graffiti. Something tells me that you and my life can be somewhat alike in that we can be very busy but find our balance in the simple and quiet times of our lives. This picture says that to me. Also that verse has always been one of my favorite too.

Hugs,
Lee Ann

Poetic Artist said...

Mary,
It is beautiful and perfect....You are such an inspiration.
Hugs,
Katelen

Lisa said...

Love this painting Mary : ) and that grandbaby and your daughter are just beautiful! Hope you are having a good weekend.

Maria said...

you are a wonderfully talented artist -i love your experimentations

Just Be Real said...

Beautiful Mary. You are so very talented. Even your blog design. Blessings.

Martha Lever said...

This is great. I love Alisa also and enjoy her blog. I have tried her graffiti style and I am still working on it. I have a piece I just did that I will finish up and blog soon. It actually looks more like you and her. I love your art.

Erin Butson said...

Hi Mary, I love your graffiti style. What an encouraging daily visual reminder of God's faithfulness to us. Love it! + love alisa's web site too. you are right: so inspiring.

Jennifer Richardson said...

thanks for reminding me to snuggle up under those wings and rest easy even when things seem impossibly uneasy. And for the beauty...and inspiration:) -Jennifer

Finally Free said...

Love this....Love butterflies. Very, Very Nice.
I could see this on my wall.

Blessings,
Tammy

thekathrynwheel said...

Fantastic! You have such a way with paint! A beautiful background and a lovely butterfly as a single image. Perfect. Kate

CountryDreaming said...

This butterfly really makes me smile. Spent this weekend as a featured vendor at an art and nature show at the North Coast Nature Festival sponsored by the Cleveland Metroparks. It ran both Saturday and Sunday, and somehow I needed to get to Mass. So Saturday evening I went to a church in an unfamiliar city. It was fascinatingly beautiful how the palms on the altar cast their shadow on the wall to form large butterfly wings! I almost wished I had my camera, but then, taking a picture wouldn't have been quite proper at the time I noticed the image. Your image reminds me of all this. Very cool!

angeljoy said...

I love this piece! I love the looseness and the color.
I'm a HUGE fan of Alisa's! God has surely given her a generous dose of creativity!!