This is another version of an oil painting that I originally did with a palette knife right after my son was born. I altered the colors to change the mood of this new image.
I remember how I had tried my hand at using a palette knife instead of a brush because I thought that it would be much faster. It was. Never mind the fact that I got carried away with the number of flowers I had tried to squeeze into the vase... I was just "practicing" anyway, and had no serious intention of keeping this trial run. But like a lot of my other "trial runs" this one too found its way into that forgotten box in the garage, just waiting to be brought back to life at the right time... His time.
Looking at this version of the painting now it is still so obviously tooooooo busy! It reminds me of how busy and full my life was back then as I tried to juggle my new role as a mother with working outside of the home. No wonder I crammed so many daisies into one small vase. There was no time to paint a larger vase!
So today when I feel myself getting overwhelmed with so many responsibilities and tasks that are pulling me in different directions, I remember that I need to stay in the light of His presence and not get pulled back into the dark shadows where I can't see the next step in my journey.♥
October 26th, 2013
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