My Chinese art mentor advised me that a good artist should learn to paint anything and everything, in his words :”天上飛的~地上爬的~水裡游的” **. As for me, I am so in awe of God’s creation that this is exactly what i secretly aspire to do – to paint anything the Holy Spirit inspires me.
I have enjoyed every painting so far, good or bad, because there is just so much to learn in observing and painting. God’s inspiration is infinite, my hands are finite; but with God, nothing is impossible. And if the result is good, it is God’s bonus to me!
Springs and rivers, lakes and seas, in fact, water is mentioned very often in the Bible. I’ve always wanted to attempt to paint a waterfall – gazing at a picture of one fills me with awe and brings a refreshing outpouring of God’s grace into my soul. By R
He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys (that’s me!) quench their thirst. Psalm 104:10-11 (NIV)
** Anything that flies in the heavens, crawls on the earth and swims in the waters