I worked on the piece above just before foot surgery, painting to worship music and feeling inspired. It was one of those times when it flowed and I think the painting expresses how I feel when I’m inspired. I am considering it a sweet gift from God and praise to Him, since the next few weeks were tougher and the painting definitely did not flow easily.
This second painting above began the same way but then I ran into some challenges and set it aside until after surgery. A week or two later it was finished. But I started it with joy and after pushing through, it came around.
The third painting I wrestled with from the beginning and got to the point where I had to get rid of the one thing I really liked on order for it to possibly work. Then I worked in frustration and pain on and off for a few weeks. I had one of those nothing-to-lose-so-may-as-well-pull-out-the-stops paintings. Yesterday I set aside a whole day to paint and worship to the music. I worked and prayed through life struggles and painted as I worshiped with music from Bethel and Jason Upton, not thinking too much about the painting process. It seems a bit over the top but I’m not ready to make a judgment on it yet. What I do know is that the painting is a piece that reflects my life and the longing I felt when I made it.