18" x 24"
Our Father is so proud of our progress. He relishes in the steps we take to follow Him. I am especially fond of the gaze in His eyes. He is focused from afar. Watching us with love in his heart at all we are accomplishing in His Name and for His Glory. He is proud of our growth and commitment to Him. I hoped to convey his pride in watching his children’s growth. He waits patiently for us to turn to Him.
I painted this at a Prophetic Art Workshop held in Eagle River in August of 2019. I call it my “breakthrough” painting. I had attended the workshop looking for confirmation on my art journey. We were given options to paint and didn’t have the freedom to paint what we choose. I choose this lion because I really did not want to paint a lion. I thought it was too “cliché” for God and just wasn’t enthused about it. It is usually hard for me to paint anything I am not enthusiastic about. This lion was a process for me. At the end, I was overwhelmed with the result. The instructor was a prophetic artist from Australia and she was so helpful and positive about my work. She has kept in touch with me and provided beautiful encouragement for me to continue my prophetic art process.
This painting hangs on my living room wall as a reminder that God has a plan for me and my art. I see the pride in His eyes. I see the pride in His eyes for all of us, not just me. This painting is that daily message to me.
Art created with the Father.