I have an oil painting to share with you today! I do other forms of art besides cards, and I have decided to begin sharing some of it with you here.
Oil painting is something I just began practicing. I had done a couple other practice paintings before this one, but this is the first one that turned out!
I actually did it during the worship service at the church I attend. I am really lucky that they let me paint during the service! It is a way of expressing my love for God, just like singing is, and so they welcome that expression. I sit at a table at the back of the sanctuary and paint there.
I "saw" this butterfly, in my mind's eye and it looked like there was frost and snowflakes all around it. It kind of blended into the blue-ish white background of the frost and snow. I thought, strange, as butterflies do not fly in winter months, at least not up north where I live! In my imagination, this butterfly's wings looked so frosty and beautiful. I did my best to capture what I saw in my mind on the canvas here. The dove above it just sort of "happened" as I was painting it. One white stroke looked like wing, and so I went with it.
I think it is a picture of the impossible - a butterfly alive and well and flying in the winter months in freezing temperatures. Makes me think of "With God, all things are possible!" And that we can "fly" and be free, no matter which season of life we are in, when we are empowered by the Spirit of God ( as represented by the dove).