Saturday, December 10, 2011

15 Days Until Christmas...

Christmas is upon us very soon here. I decided to paint something different; a 2 sided painting. On one side is a horse from my "Peek at the West Series" and on the other a scenery picture. Here I have "Tricksy" and "Waterfall" to see more and to purchase CLICK HERE

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I love painting faces because of love faces. I see each line and shadow. And when I paint I love to captive emotion and feel. I love to see if I can capture their personality and when you look at the portrait you are drawn to it because of what you see. This is one I did of my son Jonathan when he was just a baby. I remember that day I march all 3 children down to Sears for there photo.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Worship Art with my painting called "Freedom"

I started painting while I worshiped in 2005. I believe in telling God how much He means to me and how I love Him. And one day I was writing our a prayer of praise and thanksgiving in my journal which I had done many times. This day I could not focus and my pen kept slipping to side of the page to doodle a little sketch of a tree or whatever. Getting very upset with myself, I pleaded with the Lord to please help me focus on Him. I heard a voice inside my head say, "Welllll....isn't that the way I made you?" I am like...what? "Aren't you creative and didn't I give you that gift for a reason? Then use that to worship me."

So, I did. I set up a canvas and began to paint. I hadn't painted much before. I was very skilled in drawing and illustrating but I hadn't laid much paint on the canvas. But it was wonderful and God began to speak to me in ways that had never happened before.

I still love to paint in this way.

I put on some music and sing with my paint brush. I feel the closest to my LORD Jesus Christ when I do this. He tells me things. It is hard to explain but I heard someone say once that God talks to you how you listen. I always understand concepts better if I have a picture to look at and so I guess that is why this works for me.

To buy this painting, "Freedom" Click Here

Friday, August 26, 2011

Simple Prairie

 I have discovered that simple is calming; simple is mellow. This little piece was painted this summer to reflect the simple moments on a simple prairie day.

A Little Prairie

Two little prairie paintings with a calming more mellow feel came into being this summer. I have a love for the prairies that has grown over the years. I never tire of the huge skies and the distant view. Many times the mountains peaking over the horizon is breath-taking. The contrast of the prairies and the mountains is so picturesque!

To purchase these paintings check out my Art Gallery at the top of this blog.

Gentle Lilies

Here is another Mellower Calmer Painting. I actually was surprised how this one turned out. One of my family members loves the calm feeling this one gives so I guess I did achieve what I started out to do and that was to paint some calming more subdued peices. It is supposed to be 2 lilies but she thought it looked like 2 doves. That is the beauty of painting impressionistic with a touch of abstract, from the heart, because it can speak differently to each person. Art is truely emotion!

Shine Like the Dawn

Psalm 37:5,6
Commit your ways to the LORD,

trust in Him and He will do this:

He will make your righteousness

shine like the dawn,

the justice of your cause

like the noon day sun.

I decide to do some Mellow Calm paintings this summer. Usually, I paint in bright colors and sometimes intense themes, so, I have been painting calmer more subdued colors. At least that is the intention but there always seems to be a turn in what I intend to what really happens.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Divine Transition

As we go from Winter to Spring, in Southern Alberta, it seems like a woman in labor. I think we had at least 3 or 4 snow storms in April and finally we are seeing some green grass and budding on the trees.

It has caused me to ponder that it is like trying transition to something different in our lives. We wait and then we try things but it seems like the current situation just keeps hanging on. We wonder if things will ever change into that next phase.

We desperately need Our Heavenly Father's loving direction with His supernatural hand print and DNA deposited into our lives to take us through a "Divine Transition."

Monday, April 4, 2011

Creativity Brings Me Energy

I have got to Create and create lately.

It has been fun to stretch myself in new ways.