50: Rock of Ages

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Rock of Ages Our God is a strong tower, a shelter for us in need. He is the Rock of Ages for He is our strength, our deliverer, our healer, our life, our portion. Mighty is God for His Name is above all names and His love endures forever. I am reminded of a snippet of the “Great I AM” song: The mountains shake before You the demons run and flee At the mention of the name King of Majesty … Read More

49: Overlooking

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Overlooking The process of painting these days involves drawing a squarish looking box on sketchbook as a guide before painting right away without any initial sketching. There is a certain feeling of freedom when I use Yellow Ochre to draw the horizon before dabbing the clouds with a mix of Cobalt Blue and Burnt Sienna. The experience reminiscent to lying on the beach with eyes closed listening to the soft waves–painting is relaxing. I just want to keep on learning by doing and trusting and … Read More

48: Yellow Green Patch

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Yellow Green Patch I am still doing the 500 paintings challenge. The progress is slow but I paint whenever possible. I also begin to use some reference photos from Paint My Photo for some of my landscape paintings since I have only a few photos of them. This month is also called Paint Along October for Dana and I (plus you) as we will be painting daily for 30 days. It doesn’t have to be finished pieces or daily or perfect works of art. The important thing … Read More

4: Violet Dance

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February is all about painting flowers. I think I will never get tired of painting them.  This series is still from the bouquet given to me by J. Some notes… The intricate details of a flower can be intimidating to paint. I’m almost tempted to sketch it first but thankfully I didn’t. I sort of force my brain to really “see” the flower in its simple shapes. I begin from the center and paint the negative space to leave the … Read More

2: Pinkish

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This is a continuation of a series of painting flowers. When my boyfriend (now fiance) and I were just dating, he used to give me bouquet of assorted flowers and sometimes for no reason at all. I like flowers even if they are only a fleeting creation. I tried to paint this based from what I’ve learned from this artist. I’m learning to paint some of the veins of this flower and most of all to be patient.