At the beginning of March, I was out in the garage and found a 4x16" scrap piece of hardboard and thought it would make a good painting palette. It's starting to thicken with about 1/4" of paint, but I intend to keep using it until the pandemic is over. It will be interesting to see what it looks like at the end of all of this. The paintings below were all done using this one palette.
Today, I would like to get your mind off of all the negative that is going on around us and show you some happy paintings to focus on along with some peaceful scriptures to help lighten your load. A few of the originals are still available at Dutchland Galleries.
"His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness." Lamentations 3:23
Garden Tea Party
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27
"Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed." Proverbs 3:16-18
Whale Tale Cove
"If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Psalms 139:9-10
"In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things." Philippians 4:8
Kitty's Day at the Beach
"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." I Peter 5:7
Horse Trot Farm
"The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD."
"The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them." Psalm 34:7
"The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever." Psalm 23
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown in the fire, will he not much more clothe you--you of little faith? Matthew 6:28-30
"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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