Gratitude from the Artist
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Here’s a bouquet of flowers reminding us of the beauty and fullness of gratitude.
The painting started with an under-painting of reds, then I blocked in the flowers with a paintbrush. Next I piled on petals and stems with a palette knife, creating texture and playful movement between the blossoms and the warm background — now repainted in yellow. One of my favorite parts of this painting is the sunflower getting lost in the background and then finding its way back in the bouquet.
”And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”
I love this idea of God’s creation being complete with all it needs.
I hope this bouquet of flowers serves as a reminder for all the good and blessings in our lives!