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Monday, November 26, 2012

Courage!




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A year ago I began painting this with the sky and mountains.
I didn't really know where I was going to go with it.

My youngest daughter gave me an idea that a silhouette of Mary and Joseph would look great on it, as if they were walking to Bethlehem.

It's been sitting in my studio for a year waiting for me to gather up the courage to paint them.

We are having "Our Savior's Nativity this weekend,
So I got a big basket to put some courage in and began.

I found some reference photos on the subject,
and began to draw.

After I had something on paper I was satisfied with,
I transferred it to the canvas

and then began to paint.

I have put this off for a year and it took me less than two hours to finish it today.

What was I waiting for?

Often times we don't need, courage,
we just need less fear.

Leave me a comment on what you feel about the painting, fear or courage.
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2 comments:

  1. Love this painting! You are the perfect example of courage so it makes sense that such a beautiful picture would flow from your finger tips! Love ya!

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  2. you are too sweet!. It was a fun painting to do, but I can't believe it took me a year to finish it. Thanks for your support.

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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com. You can also purchase through my gallery website at www.riverrungallery.com . Thank you so much for stopping by.