Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spiritual Still Life Paintings and Elan Magazine

Yay, really excited to have my art featured in the March issue of Elan Magazine!! I am currently working on a series of small still life paintings based on the fruits of the spirit written about in the book of Galatians...Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control. Funny, but the picture of the strawberry and sword has been painted over. Will be doing another painting for Love that will hopefully be completed for the next art show! Just wasn't happy with that red sword!  

Below is an excerpt from Galatians 5. I can be hard on myself but often I don't feel I possess many of these attributes. I think the point is that we need to use these wise words as reminders to persevere and strive for these fruits, and when we don't, we miss out on the abundant and peaceful life we were created for... 

"13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other....22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."

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