Thursday, April 11, 2013


I am about to do something that makes me nervous! I am literally sitting here typing with butterflies in my belly! I'm about to show you images of a painting in progress, from start to finish. There are MANY ugly stages in my paintings before I find the beauty. You will see also that the beginning layers of paint are only minutely visible in the end result. So... Here goes....

So now you see the process. The next part is naming the painting. This was at first I thought should be called "Impressions". I thought this because of it's impressionistic feel to it. However, the name and the painting changed shortly after taking a photograph of it. ( See yesterdays post)

I usually paint birds and trees. The bird is either a self portrait or simply portraying us, all of God's children. The tree always represents God. The fact that the bird was in the painting almost right from the beginning ( see above images) is pretty cool, right! If I hadn't taken a photograph, I might never have seen him! Hence the name: "I Was There The Whole Time!"

The irony of the name is that the tree, being God, was really the one that was there the whole time!

I hope you enjoyed todays post, as I feel I have made myself vulnerable for the sake of being real. Isn't it funny how much easier it is putting on our daily "mask" than it is "Being Real"

Maybe I went a bit too deep today. Tomorrow, I will try to be funny instead! :)


  1. I am amazed by your process! Thank you for sharing it. I had no idea "what was beneath the surface".... but now I do..... I do NOT think it is ugly at all- all pieces are beautiful. Becasue all peices are part of God.

  2. Don't be scared. It is inspiring to see the path an artist travels. Thank you for sharing, butterflies and all.