Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Legend of the Dogwood

"The Legend of the Dogwood" 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Acrylic on hymn.


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In the Seven days leading up to Easter, I've decided to do a new painting each day as part of a new short holiday based series.

Each piece is designed and hand painted on a hymn, chosen to reflect the theme.

For Wednesday's piece, I remembered being seven years old.  I was out walking with my Grandma Carole on a beautiful spring day, much like today, asking questions about all the plants we came across along the way.  And then my Grandma Carole stopped at a dogwood tree whose blossoms were within reach.  She plucked a single flower and then told me the legend of the dogwood.  

There shall be signs of the rust of nails and the blood that Jesus shed on the end of each petal.  A crown of thorns in the middle and it will symbolize the cross in the shape of its petals so that all who see it will remember.

I chose the hymn, "Praise Him! Praise Him!" as the background for my Easter dogwood.


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Easter Countdown, Day 2

Doing a new painting each day for the seven days leading up to Easter, I've started a new short holiday based series.

Each piece is designed and hand painted on a hymn, chosen to reflect the theme.

For Tuesday's piece, I decided I wanted to play with negative space and evoke the feeling of pysanky, the traditional Ukranian wax-resist method of decorating Easter eggs.

I chose the hymn, "The First Song I Sing" as the background for my spring chick.

'Easter chick'. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Acrylic on hymn.

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"Lily" : Counting down to Easter, Day 1

'Lily'. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Acrylic on Hymn.



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I decided that I needed a new short series, so starting on Monday, I've been doing a painting per day on the count down to Easter 2013.

I started by asking for suggestions for Easter pieces on my fb page.  I was given the fantastic suggestions of lilies, a bunny with an edge, rebirth, and unexpected things emerging from eggs.  Which led me to remembering the dogwood, and led the thoughts about dragons (;  I've decided I'm going to do seven pieces.

This is Monday's piece, done on the hymn "Everybody Ought to Know" and the first in this short holiday based series.

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