"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.

3.10.2011

Lenten painting

I painted the first layer of this at our Ash Wednesday Service. I added to, and changed it a bit today.  It will be displayed each Sunday through Lent.  I will take it home during the week and possibly add to it...or not.






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20 comments:

Lisa D. said...

It feels really strong. I bet it felt good moving the brush in those strokes : )

Mary said...

yes, it did...it was mostly my hands... :)

Nancy said...

Mar, this is beautiful......I just think it's wonderful that you did this at Church.....

It is definitely has a very strong presence and I can see all kinds of spiritual interpretations....I bet you can too......I love to hear some of yours since you did the painting......

Love you friend

Mary said...
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jgr said...

Mary, your painting is SO awesome! and how amazing that you painted in during church. I love it!

Bren said...

fantastic, an explosion of worship

Poetic Artist said...

Mary,
This is wonderful..I love Art Worship painting.It is so full of emotion.
That is a large canvas..Truly amazing my friend.
Hugs,
Katelen

Jo Reimer said...

Amazing, Mary. It's so good to allow people who aren't artists see how the process goes and to get a hint of why a painting can be an act of worship. We all come to God in different ways; this is our way.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh Mary... it is beautiful! The colors are perfect!

S. Etole said...

great colors and motion in this ...

Jennifer Richardson said...

I so, SO feel it.
And the corporate faith
that helped birth it.
Beautiful Mary.
-Jennifer

Buffy said...

Just Beautiful,so full of emotion. Love the colors too.

sarah said...

Hi Mary...I see this as powerful...bold...and exciting..I love the colors and the sweeping strokes....wishing you an awesome weekend....

Mechelle said...

I too like the brushstrokes you added Mary. It makes me think of Christ washing away our sins on the cross.

PaperPumpkin said...

I could just stare at this, Mary. ooooooh

lori vliegen said...

this is SO powerful, mary.......wow!! and as always, your use of color is absolutely perfect! xox

blessing girl said...

Mary, I have visited you blog on ocassion and thuroughly enjoy your work. This piece you did for Ash Wednesday is powerful and dramatic. It is a beautiful and fitting way to begin the season of Lent and an even more beautiful offering to God in worship. Thank you!

Montgomery Family said...

I'm so excited that you got to paint in your church. Is that the first time?!? The painting is beautiful! I'm so proud of you!!!

Bevie said...

Oh gee I missed this post...grrrr I saw that you'd changed your banner...but didn't realize this was the painting you did in Church...it's awesome hon...just gorgeous!!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Did you do this painting during your church service? These deep blues and fuchsia colors along with the cross are wonderful. (2 of my fav colors)

I would love to hear more about these paintings you are doing in church. Would love to know how to start art worship in my church too. God is using you so many ways Mary.

Hugs,
♥Lee Ann