Introducing my painting:
"Roses for Audrey."

(above) Roses for Audrey.




For Christmas this year, my friend, Audrey Roland and I decided to do a painting exchange.  Here are the results:

One day, I was stuck in the back of my friend Jala's fiancÚ's car holding the roses from her wedding shower.  Her fiancÚ, Shaun,  was getting gasoline and I was staring at the brilliant Texas sunset light bouncing off of the orange roses in my lap.  It was a beautiful moment. So of course, I took some photos. (Again with the little things.) 

While I was painting these roses for my friend and fellow artist Audrey Roland, I was just praying that God would help her and take care of her right now.  That she would not worry about tomorrow and just enjoy today.  Enjoy the little things.  Enjoy the people God has given her to share her time with.  My hope was that this painting would make her remember how God takes care of everything.  My hope is that she would feel the peace of fully trusting him. Amen.

Matthew 6:25-33

 25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

    28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

See Roses for Audrey in progress here.

Our painting exchange.

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"A  painting lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes
of the sensitive observer.  It dies by the same token.  It is therefore a
risky & unfeeling act to send it out into the world."
-Tiger's Eye Magazine 1947.