Saturday, September 13, 2008

Escape, abstract, palette knife painting

9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
ready to frame
Lots of thoughts going through my mind. Wanted to create the feeling of a struggle or battle.
Life seems to come crashing down on us so easily, and we feel like we are going to drown in the sorrow and negative forces. But God promises a way of escape, and always makes a way for us, especially when it seems like there is no way out.
The horse symbolizes us in the storms we face. He is determined to overcome the trials, and so he does!
The light on the other side is where God made a way for us to find rest from our struggles. Jesus made that way for us.
This painting was done alla prima, or all at once. It has thick swirls of paint, applied with a painting knife instead of a brush. This technique makes some interesting and cool effects.

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man, God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (First Corinthians 10:13)

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