After finishing the draft, i first painted the right 3 figures in class, which was a rather slow and tedious process as the figures were quite small. I painted the rest at home whenever i could squeeze in some time – continuing with the 2 figures on the left, the background walls and then the middle area. When I returned to class, the piece was almost completed except for the foreground.
To my surprise, my art mentor was pleased with it, and encouraged me to apply for membership in the watercolor society. He had suggested it previously, but I had turned it down as I did not think it was what God wanted and all i desired was to paint my inspiration. I know, deep down in my heart, everything I painted was with the help of the Holy Spirit, and i am nothing but merely a brush in His hands.
I had gone through my mentor’s Yunnan photos before, but had never noticed this photo. I felt the inspiration to paint these simple elder villagers sitting and watching the world go by.
Yes, i have sometimes been so distracted by worldly demands that “i see but never perceive, hear but never understand” (Mark 4:12), and have failed to acknowledge and appreciate the special moments that God gave me.. By R
“Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.” Psalm 71:17