"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.

2.11.2011

sometimes waiting is what is needed



I finally got back to this piece.  

It had been waiting. 

I worked on it a bit now and then but was never happy with the outcome.  

It needed a little more waiting...

I was just adding scrapes of paint to it this morning and was very pleased with the results.  When I scraped some black paint over the pink sides and top the colors on the body just popped.  

I think the waiting has passed.

19 comments:

Denise said...

Awesomely beautiful, love it.

Joji said...

I have loved this piece since you started it. Not sure what it is but it speaks to me so loudly.

jgr said...

I love it! The colors are great and the texture is very intriguing!

Nancy said...

You have been on a creative roll this week and turned out two awesome pieces..... This definitely looks like an angel to me and one that has power
and available for her orders......great job

Hugs friend

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love everything about this painting and the freedom in the figure. You have such a great eye for expressing yourself through what you paint Mary.

♥Lee Ann

Hindsfeet said...

..............always such *incredibly* timely words.........

wonderful

Buffy said...

I do like the colors on this also looks like it has alot of texture.

PaperPumpkin said...

Wow, Mary. Wow. I am seriously admiring this with my whole self. I absolutely LOVE it. LOVE it! You are amazing with color and style and...oh! Speechless now.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Just look what happened
"in the fullness of time"
~love that! Just LOVE it!
I'm inspired as always by the
beauty of your creativity.
And today especially, by the
beauty of your waiting.
And the INCREASE of beauty
when the timing is grace.
Oh huge smooches to you,
Jennifer

Rebecca said...

I love how this progressed! My heart leapt when I saw it and I smiled. JOY! Its awesome, Mary!

Ophelia said...

This is gorgeous Mary!!

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh wow this is so powerful and praiseworthy isn't it? Sometimes waiting and patience is just what is needed, but can be so hard.
blessings to you,
Pam

Connie Lou said...

As with all of your pieces that I have seen so far, they really pierce the heart and soul. This is a great message, I am working on learning how to "wait" during my creative process. Thank you, Connie

Poetic Artist said...

Wow..girlfriend how many layers of paint did you apply..I love it..I have a sketch in one of my old sketch books..that has the same gesture of your painting..When I sketch it..My heart was saying LORD here I am...I wonder what you wre thinking when you were creating???
Love,
Katelen

Bren said...

This is a stunning piece Mar, vividly alive. again your use of black just makes the pieces you paint work.

sarah said...

stopped by to wish you happy valentines...hope it's showered with His love.

katy said...

Hi there Mary,
have to say I think your work is stunning, so vibrant..I LOVE colour :) Your large journal page is fabulous, very inspiring....Love Katy x

mystele said...

oh, wowzer! this is wonderful!

Paula Phillips said...

So, so wonderful Mary! It's gorgeous!