Nothing was working. Not watercolor on paper after an hour and detailed pencil, ink, and letters. No, not my vision.
I turned to paint the paper mache’ bunny for Elizabeth, pinks added and not happy with it.
A small canvas, smoky blue background and the barely there shape of a nude.
Not working either.
Leave it. Empty the water jars, wash the brushes, find the lids that fit all the scattered tubes. Tomorrow you can paint again.
But, the big easel stood lonely beside me so I set a blank canvas in ready position.
Stood there a minute and began with blues and blues and blues and then more hues.
Decided to call it “Redemption, This Side of Heaven”, originally “Eden”.
If redemption had a color, it would be many and here on earth we can experience it as strength, as beauty, as brilliant.
Continue and believe.
Happy Sunday, may you know redemption, this side of heaven.
“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”
John 4:29 ESV