Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This watercolour was the result of a commission I was asked to do recently. I love to do this kind of painting, called "negative", where I have painted around the shapes to make them show up, rather than just painting the shapes themselves. It's a challenge, and takes a lot of planning. I also find it fun! As I was working, I was reminded of Jesus' teaching about "abiding" in him, so that he "abides" in me and I can produce fruit for him. When I was finished the piece, I spattered liberally, so that the fruit seemed juicy, almost dripping. I hope the owners are blessed by having that reminder in their dining room!