Yesterday I took an hour to finish this painting. Tonight I cut mats and framed it with help from Hubby. Now it will be ready to display at Friday's Art Walk in Ames (see my last post).
This was done with acrylic on watercolor paper. I started by writing most of "The Love Chapter" which is a popular name for the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians in the Bible. Originally I planned to have some of the text show through layers of glazing, but it was lost under the many layers I built up.
The tulips were painted on ATC sized paper that I prepared with a layer of Golden Fiber Paste. I love the texture it added. The ATC's were adhered to the background with heavy gel medium.
I plan to do more paintings that are inspired by this Scripture. I studied and meditated on these words very seriously before I married my husband almost 27 years ago. I was very challenged by the message and realized it was not in my own power to live up to them. So my prayer was that God would work in me to help me love my husband the way this chapter describes. I haven't always lived up to the standard, but it is still my goal.
I recently started thinking about these words again. I've been journaling some of my thoughts and jotting down ideas for future paintings. But the execution of those ideas will have to wait until we get a lot more work done on our house.