"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.

2.06.2011

first strokes




Did you see this large canvas at the back of the room when I posted photos of my studio a few posts back?
It's 40x60. This is just the first layer, first strokes. I have no idea what the finished piece will look like.
Part of me wants to keep it simple, but as I look at it on this screen I see collaged pieces scattered across, with more color, doodles, words...will see.

Grace and peace to you.

15 comments:

Bren said...

yummy base colours, can't wait to see where your creative eye takes you with this big canvas :-)

jgr said...

Gorgeous beginnings! I can't wait to see where you take this big canvas. It looks like FUN!

Sandra Hall said...

Hiya Mary, Thanks for your prayers, very much needed just now, for my sister-in-law especially (cancer of the liver)
My back is much better already after much prayer by Andrew and his cohort at Cranmer College - (ordinands at Durham University) so lots of Vicars praying for me has obviously helped!
Its a while since I visited your blog so I've just had a catch up...do you know I had such a sense of peace as I was scrolling down and reading your news, seeing your art on the walls etc. You are a blessing Mary :)
I loved seeing your room transform (except for the books falling off the shelves!) and that canvas looks extremely large - I like the colours of your 'first strokes' and look forward to seeing the finished artwork

Denise said...

beautiful.

thekathrynwheel said...

Oooh I'm loving these colours :-) Can't wait to see what you make of this one Mary! x

rachel awes said...

oh mary,
i am
yummily
intrigued!

Nancy said...

Wow...what a large canvas means more beauty from you........
I love these colors...I can't wait to see how it progresses.......

I hope you have a wonderful week coming up...

Love ya

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love that you aren't rushing it,
just letting it marinate for a while
and be
before it becomes.
I love it already!
-Jennifer

Janet said...

I love the beginnings of this piece. The colors are fantastic! I wish I had the space to work big like that but alas my little studio wouldn't accommodate anything of this size.

Erin Butson said...

Thanks for all of the house pics, Mary! Pure inspiration. Love them all. I love these colors & can't wait to see what you do with them.
xoxo erin

MOLLYE said...

I can see it as it is hanging where it is the focal point among lots of white. You're just a fun artist.Blessings, Mollye

Joji said...

I know we have talked about this before...I love large canvas and I love that you just go full force with color. ♥♥♥ Looking at your work on your monitor helps alot. I have found for some reason it comes across in such a different way.

Robin Norgren - Well of Creations said...

Hi Mary! Very interesting to hear your take on the canvas. I literally INHALED as I saw the massive expanse of the space. I am looking forward to seeing where the muse takes you. Thank you so much for purchasing from my little shop. Funny, I thought "hmm.. that name sounds familiar." Much love and PEACE to you friend. Thank you for your support. -Robin

Sharon Leaf said...

Colorful, as our lives should be. Beautiful. Amazing. As we all are in God's eyes. Mary, your painting reflects you.

Patti said...

Just joined your blog. I love all the photos and I dearly love your art. Your are an inspirtion to many of us. Can;t wait to see where you take us on this layered csnvas. I'll be glued to your site to see. God bless you.