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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lenten Season 2009

"Away, Away, Milky Way" is a monoprint demonstrating the contrast between the stars and the dark sky. The theme for readings this week is darkness versus "The Light." The brightness of the stars, constellations, and the Milky Way is what we yearn for. The light attracts us and calls to us. We must not be overcome by darkness but rather follow what leads us to "The Light."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lenten Series 2009

This colorful woman seems appropriate for the story of the "Woman at the Well" because this woman is somewhat pensive and quite unusually attired! The woman at the well who spoke to Jesus was perhaps rather daring and saucy in her dialogue. She was willing to take a risk which is what I was doing when I painted this image. It has lead to new watercolor explorations and the woman at the well certainly understood life in new ways after her encounter with the Messiah.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lenten Series 2009

This watercolor of a distant mountain as seen from a hillside town in Italy relates to the location of many stories of scripture where something special happens. Often the mountain is a place of an encounter with God. It always seems to be a place where inspiration occurs. Separating oneself from usual day-to-day activities and becoming quiet allows for new perspectives to flow to the mind.