Friday, July 31, 2009

On Higher Ground Original Water Color

Painting again! I usually go through dormant stages, but eventually end up picking up the brushes and getting out the paints!

This painting is from a recurring "mountain image" in my mind from all of the years that I lived in Vermont. I grew up on Long Island, but loved to ski - not very well, mind you! I decided to be a ski bum one season in Vermont, but didn't realize -- back then -- that I would stay there for the next 17 years!

"Ah - Yup," as they say.

Vermont is where I learned most of my fiber arts like knitting, felting, and spinning yarn. It was there that I learned how to paint watercolors as well.

There is a Christian worship song, with the chorus: "Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I." This chorus became engrained in my mind, from listening to it over and over when I went running. For this painting, I decided to add this chorus for encouragement and inspiration. There are many people who need encouragement right now.

The painting measures 10" x 7" on Windsor & Newton "Cotman," 140 1b watercolor paper.

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"...Lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

(Psalm 61:2).


KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I love this painting. Vermont is in your soul after so many years there. I love your paintings. I cherish each one that you have given me through the years.

Happy Saturday,

Love, Karen

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