Treasures in a Mine: Prophetic Painting

Last night, I had another dream that was interesting. In the dream, Jesus showed me a mine, it looked like a coal or silver mine with the tracks that go into the mine, and the cars on wheels that follow the tracks to bring the things mined back out. He and I got into oneContinue reading “Treasures in a Mine: Prophetic Painting”

Pumpkins

I have a friend who absolutely loves pumpkins, so for Hanukkah, I painted her a picture of pumpkins piled up on straw, based on a photo I took in Hillsdale, MI last fall. She loved the painting (said I could post it here). But I also feel that these pumpkins symbolize a bit more. EachContinue reading “Pumpkins”

Personal qualities tree: acrylic painting

I have a friend that loves nature and trees, and so when I was thinking about what to create for a Christmas gift, I realized that she represents a tree to me: well rooted. I then prayed, and created a prophetic painting that shows the qualities of her heart that I see. I wanted thisContinue reading “Personal qualities tree: acrylic painting”

Store the Word (Up)

A few weeks ago, I had a series of dreams. In one, the LORD told me “Store the Word in your heart” (start memorizing it). I sensed in the dream that there may come a time in a few years, when Bibles won’t be as easily available. This painting is based on that dream.

Jesus Healing a Woman

I have come to believe that Jesus heals today, because of what I have seen in the lives of friends and my own life (I had plantar fascitis, very painful for a year, it was healed instantly a few months ago). I wanted to create a picture that shows how Jesus heals, and this wasContinue reading “Jesus Healing a Woman”

Juvenile Blue Heron Painting

A few weeks ago, I was at a restaurant in north Michigan when my friends and I sighted a young blue heron outside our window. One friend (Julie Bond) took a photo, which I used as the basis for this painting of a juvenile blue heron. I went with a limited palette, and used aContinue reading “Juvenile Blue Heron Painting”

The Music Room of Heaven

I have had a series of dreams over a period of several weeks. This painting is based on one. In my dream/vision (hard to tell which, happened at night when sleeping but seemed so real), I was with a close friend, and we were in a room where there was music playing, it had aContinue reading “The Music Room of Heaven”

Revival coming: prophetic art

Recently, I had a series of dreams/visions in the middle of the night. This painting is based on one that I had. Below the picture is the explanation: In the dream/vision, I saw the world, and while there were small areas of light, there was a lot of darkness. Then, as I watched, I sawContinue reading “Revival coming: prophetic art”

How to paint an Egret in acrylics: Lesson 2

In the previous post, I shared how I start an acrylic bird painting. In this lesson, I will show the next steps. Next, I start refining my lights and darks, and mid-tones, correcting where needed. I use mainly the palette I mentioned in lesson 1: titanium white, burnt umber, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, payne’s grey,Continue reading “How to paint an Egret in acrylics: Lesson 2”

Process: How to Paint an Egret

One of my readers asked if I could share my process in creating a painting, so I decided to take photos and discuss how it is done, from start to finish. While the process starts with field studies, sitting out in marshes and swatting mosquitoes and black flies, I will focus on the painting aspectContinue reading “Process: How to Paint an Egret”

Male Cardinal: acrylic bird painting

I love cardinals, and when I saw this one when I was visiting the zoo to take some wildlife shots (he was hanging around, almost tame, let me get within a few feet of him) I decided to do his portrait. I have learned some interesting things about cardinals over the years. Their feathers areContinue reading “Male Cardinal: acrylic bird painting”