Monday, August 18, 2008
Art & the Master
I've learned a new form of art. Actually I've never really done much of any art before so it's very new to me. I'm starting to learn how to paint, impressionism for now. I started with that because it seems very easy on the eyes, a soft look I guess. Plus it seemed to me to be an easy form of art to learn. Ha! Not exactly! Well to start you still have to put down the back ground which includes drawing on a blank canvas or what artists call "blocking in". So I did that then I started with the background (using real paints), adding in all of the light values,etc. The thing I've been working on lately is the mailboxes, you see, my painting has about 10 mailboxes in it. They are all very colorful and bright and just interesting to look at. I thought it would be cool to paint but it has also been very detailed. I get frustrated at times but after a little bit of adjusting the color, adding and taking away I end up with something that actually looks like a mailbox! I just wanted to write about this in my blog because painting reminds me so much of spending time with God. I sit down to paint and next thing I know it's time to go home and I feel good, like I learned something new, it added to my life and I am at peace. Same as with God, I sit down next to the Master, read His Word and next thing I know it's time to do life. It's very peaceful, soothing and I forget about all of the stresses of the world. Some people get a massage to forget about their worries, some people get a manicure or pedicure to forget about their worries and some people even hit the gym to forget about their worries but me, well I've found that sitting with Jesus is the best thing I could ever do to forget about my worries and what comes in close to second place? Painting. Every time I mix a color I think about God and how He must have enjoyed coming up with colors for the trees and the flowers and even mankind. Life is good. Try painting some day, you never know you just might like it!