Monday, June 18, 2012


We continue to shout our praise even when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. 
In alert expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling
shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can't round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit! 

ROMANS 5:3-5 (the Message)

Perseverance  © 2012 by Karen Mathison Schmidt, artist
12 x 12 inches • acrylic on museum quality, archival cradled GessobordTM


private collection • Salem, Massachusetts

Loved, loved, loved working on this one today. Since I wasn’t working from a photo for the last 75% of the process or so, I totally got lost in creating this one. In a good way.
My husband said, “Funny how working from memory made this painting look ULTRA real, somehow.” I love that guy.

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