Saturday, April 5, 2008

Love like that!

Ephesians 5:1-2 (The Message)

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.

Honey Bunch © 2008 Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning • sold unframed
sold • private collection, San José, California

Here are work in progress photos:

1. First layers of color blocked in:

2. Red violet color glaze added over entire painting:

3. Added more defining layers of color:

And then I think I must have entered “The Zone” because I complete forgot about taking more work in progress photos and the next thing I knew it was finished!

Here’s a close-up detail to show some of the texture:

1 comment:

Melanie said...

oh oh - oh!!!!
Your paintings are so lovely. i just love looking at them.
I didnt have time to read everything you've posted, but hoping to come back this eve.
For now - i have to say what a delight to my eyes your work is and i just love, love, love the scripture you post - it always speaks to me - even when it may be stuff i've read umpteen times before - when it is here i see it with new eyes!
thank you for being such an inspiration!