Today brought another confirmation on why I love intuitive art and abstracts.
I recently painted another 11” x 14” abstract while painting with a good friend. We talked and shared and painted spontaneously. I love these sessions. So much relaxed creativity with zero pressure to paint “something”. When I was done, we looked at it in my many directions. We both saw an “angel” when turned sideways.
When I got home and studied it again, I say part of a city. Reminding me of Matthew 5:14 , I embellished the city more to bring it out and highlight it. When I posted it on Facebook, my sister saw a man and a woman gazing at each other under the city. I missed this, but when she pointed it out, it was very powerful image and I am not sure how I missed it. To me, it is the focal point of the painting, not the city, as I had seen. Possibly together the couple under the city has special meaning to some?
When I crop the painting to show only the couple, I absolutely love it. I may have painted it, but I didn’t “paint” it. God did. If I had set out to paint an expressive painting of a couple, I could not have done a better job. In fact, I don’t think I could come close to this. My sister remarked that it resembled my husband and I… Gray hair and all. I laughed at that. I do see a regal man and a woman in wedding attire. I see her curled hair and a beautiful veil. The colors and shapes are intertwined like marriage. I see “Vows” and covenant before God. So the title of this cropped abstract is “Vows”. I definitely will be getting a print of this for a reminder of God’s authority over everything we do and his involvement in even the “little things” like painting with a friend.