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Monday, November 26, 2012


Fresh Courage Take

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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  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!

  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 and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.