Friday, April 20, 2012

Thirst Quenched!

Always a problem for me - when to know I am finished with a painting.  I think I am done - I think the thought is complete.  I am calling it "Thirst Quenched".  There are so many verses that speak of the thirst we have and how it is only quenched in Jesus.  I am so thankful I signed up for 21 Secrets. It has freed my art quite a bit from that nasty inner voice that criticizes.  I created this - because it's what I saw.  Not in nature but on this paper.  I have often painted intuitively - but I love the guidance that Dina Wakely's intuitive layering technique gave. me.  I am on to other things now.  This will be framed and hang with the 2 other pieces using this technique over my couch.  I love the way the colors work in the room.  I have been thinking about what to put there since we moved over a year ago.  Will have to save up for the matting and framing - will post when they are hanging up!



16 comments:

  1. I have a hard time knowing when something is finished, too. There is always a danger in overworking and losing the freshness and excitement in a piece. This painting of yours is so pretty. I love the rich reds -- gorgeous!

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  2. Smashing design. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend. Annette x

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    1. Thanks - happy PPF and have a lovely weekend -

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  3. Wow! Dynamic painting, dramatic and dazzling ~ thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging comment. Enjoy your weekend -

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  5. Beautiful composition and perspective!!
    I know I've told you that I'm a St. Louis Cardinals fan and love your red bird, too!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Thanks Mary - I saw that. Thanks again for the lovely comments.

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  7. oh so beautiful! ooo, I like this!!!!

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    1. Thanks Laurie for your encouraging comment!

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  8. i love the meaning in this piece and the way you conveyed it. i haven't heard of 21 secrets but i'm glad it's helping you with your art. that inner critic is really bothersome sometimes. happy PPF and thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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    1. 21 Secrets is I believe in it's 2nd year - 21 artists sharing techniques and 9 months to go through it. Thanks for your comments - they mean a lot to me.

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  9. A lovely little painting. I always love anything with birds...

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    1. Thanks so much - I appreciate your taking the time to comment on my work!!

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