"Weathering the Storm" Acrylic Painting

Here is my newest painting. This is my personal favorite. It was fun and everything just flowed from start to finish...which doesn't usually happen. I usually have everything a little to planned out, but this time was different. I slapped paint on a 11.5" x 16" board with a palette knife and went from there. When I got this idea in my head I had the hardest time sleeping, I just needed to get it started. So here is my meaning behind "Weathering the Storm": Whether it is ourself, a family member or a friend, we all know someone who is going through a storm in their life. Everyone’s struggle is different just as every storm isn’t quite the same. To me it is comforting to know that God is always by our side through the good and the bad. Every situation is a blessing, it may just take a little searching to find the positives, but they are there. Changes will always be made through the storms, but allow it to be a strengthening experience. Have faith and allow God to bring you through the storms of life.
The painting really makes me think of my aunt who lost her battle to cancer. She was an amazing person who taught me so much. I miss her alot but I know she's in a much better place now. Her "storm" lasted for days (months)...which through all the pain she was really able to strengthen her faith. She never complained about the horrible things she was going through and that is why I painted the text I did on the painting: limbs breaking, soul searching, roots strengthening. Our outside can become weak at any time, but its our inside...our soul that needs to remain strong. Our faith is what will endure forever.


Amy said...

BEAUTIFUL! I have tears. You are so amazing. I love how you capture all of your feelings!

Terra said...

JODI! This is AMAZING!!!!
I would say that if it were not yours too! I would definitely buy this if I were not a poor college student, but SOMEDAY! :D