July 5: I Paint for Him

with 20 Comments

I joined a painting contest hosted by Art Tutor. A newly launched website through a collaboration of one of my favorite watercolorist Bob Davies and his son, Art Tutor features foundation courses for all mediums. They are slowly building up content and everything will be available hopefully by mid July.

It’s literally my first time to join a painting contest.
And to paint something from a photograph is a challenge to me.
We have to choose which category to join. I chose Watercolor Line and Wash and this photo.

I painted for 2 days. I enjoyed it. All those crooked pen lines and spontaneous watercolor washes. I never would have thought that I could paint something that seems difficult in my mind. I went for it. My brush flows naturally like a rhythmic dance.

watercolor line and wash painting

And I am not surprise at all.

The one thing that keeps me going is to keep doing things for God. I didn’t worry about the contest, or what the people would say when they see this piece and so forth.

I took a leap of faith on this painting. All because of Him.

And I had never felt this free and happy.

PS* This original painting will be given as a gift to someone special.

Have a blessed weekend ahead everyone!

“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17

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20 Responses

  1. Annette G

    Beautiful painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

  2. gloria

    Love this watercolor. So soothing. Thank you.

  3. Ginny

    Elise this painting is beautiful. I have found when I don’t worry about what others will think or say I enjoy what I am doing so much more. Whoever receives this painting is a very lucky person. Both your words and your art are beautiful.

  4. giggles

    Wow very nice job!! Pretty sure I visited another ppf participant who did this same piece, yet so different!! Really good job….I love your version!!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Elisa Choi

    Thanks so much Giggles!

  6. Elisa Choi

    Thanks so much Ginny! I agree that we can enjoy our work so much more when we lift it up to God. Thank you!

  7. Elisa Choi

    Thank you Gloria!

  8. Elisa Choi

    Thank you Annette!

  9. Carol

    Lovely work ~ very well done ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Katina Wright

    Elisa – this is an amazing painting, I love it. It makes me want to be living in one of those cottages. Living in Cornwall, I love the sea & a sea view property is a dream of mine. Although I do love living in our village & being a short drive to many gorgeous seaside locations.

    Hope all is well with you.
    Kat Xx

  11. Mary C. Nasser

    How wonderful that you are giving this original painting as a gift!
    It turned out wonderfully!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  12. JKW

    I am absolutely awed and amazed. I love the painting. I am so glad to see the picture from which it is painted. Blessings, Janet PPF

  13. minnemie

    OH Elisa! Well done!!! SO very well done. I love your washes and the pen and ink detail. You should be smiling BIG. I am.:-)

  14. Elisa Choi

    Thanks so much Minnemie! I am smiling big! :):)

  15. Elisa Choi

    Thank you very much Janet! I appreciate your wonderful words! More blessings to you!

  16. Carol Samsel

    It’s beautiful!!!

  17. Elisa Choi

    Thanks Carol!

  18. Elisa Choi

    Thank you Carol!

  19. Elisa Choi

    hi kat! it’s so nice to hear from you! living near the sea is also a dream of mine. Thanks so much for the wonderful words!

  20. Elisa Choi

    Thank you very much Mary!

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