Trees and Water
"The BUBBLE TREE" Childlike JOY as you let you imagination soar as you rest underneath a bubble tree of JOY. JUMP, LEAP, CLAP AND SING and know the POWER of true JOY!!
Living water, Mighty Wind,
And Tongues of Fire
When I Heard that the River was going to have a special time of receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost weekend I immediately wanted to catch whatever He released on a canvas! I asked David and he said GREAT! As I prayed into what was on Gods heart for this piece I kept having a strong sense of His breath. I recalled when Jesus breathed on the disciples and said receive the Holy Spirit. “Breath” is not something that is easily portrayed! I continued to seek wisdom for direction. I did a few sketches but somehow I knew this piece was going to happen as Holy Spirit released what was on Gods heart! Saturday came and I “thought” I had a plan. How the layers of the piece were to be done. Well, right after I prepared the canvas and gave it to the Lord He changed the “plan”! As I stood in front of it I knew the golden “glory” breaking through would go on first.
Pentecost: SHAVOUT Wave
As the Glory came down a river of living water began to break out splashing everywhere! This background was ALIVE with movement! The Glory was all finger-painted and the river was laid in with a loaded palette knife!
I stepped away from the piece and asked Holy Spirit what we were doing! In my spirit I heard the Lord say, “ I’M CLOSER THAN YOU THINK!” Well, I was a little undone with that word in my spirit! I couldn’t wait to see what He had for Sunday!
I woke Sunday morning seeing a huge multileveled splash coming out of the Glory. My spirit could only respond with a “Oh MY!” Worship began that morning and the Holy Spirit quickly hovered over this piece. People could feel His presence when they would peer into the piece. I KNEW He had big plans much bigger than my heart could know for this piece! I began to place the multileveled splash on the canvas. It truly felt like the water was alive! My brush moved all over the canvas almost like writing! Then I began to
" At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil, yet at the first scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant. "
JOB 14: 7-9
was my inspiration for this painting. I began to pray, “I want to be like a tree whose roots go down deep in Gods' love.
That I would be continually sensitive to the scent of water, a spring of living water causing the leaves to flourish and new shoots to bud.” Then as I painted I was listening to praise and worship music and thanking God for all that He was doing, words began to appear in this piece! I stood back and
saw the word "SEER" clearly in the center and then I saw "EAR" on the right just below the leaves. Everytime someone peers into this piece new things and words are discovered. God reveals His mysteries in very interesting ways!!!
I have begun to learn that as an artist when I am painting my voice is in my brush and in the images and colors that appear. The verses from Matthew 12:34 and Luke 6:45 where they speak of “out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks” have become a part of my experience as I create. It is the overflow of my time with the Lord that these paintings are formed.
I am honored to get to engage with Gods heart through creativity!
Three Trees in the River
This piece was done live as we look at Psalm 98 and I began to see three trees standing together in a rolling river. A apple tree, An Oak tree and those surrounded by an Olive tree
1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
3 He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
5 make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
9 let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.