Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Vienna

oil
Proverbs 20:19
'He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets;
Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips.'

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Man

acrylic and pastel
Inspired by a photograph in The Age Good Weekend Magazine.
Early June 2018
Isaiah 43:18
‘Remember ye not the former things,
neither consider the things of old.’

Monday, June 11, 2018

Forest Chandelier


There was an article in the newspaper about a man named Gregory Smith who ran away into the forest for 10 years. He had endured a troubled upbringing which lead to addictions and trouble in society. After 10 years in the forest, he was near death, so walked out....then one day on a park bench with his bourbon, wine and dope and no one to talk to, feeling like he just wanted to die, he had an epiphany.

He had a vision where he stood alone on a battlefield holding a heavy sword, waiting for an attacker. Then he realised the battlefield was the wreckage of his life, and the only enemy was himself.
He got up, left his liquor and drugs on the bench and walked away. 

That was the turning point to his recovery. In a series of small steps and with help from others, he gradually gave himself the education he'd missed and progressed to a PhD and an honours thesis where he studied, interviewed and wrote about people like himself- the generation of Australians who had endured trauma in violent homes and institutions..."Forgotten Australians".

Opportunity arose for Gregory to write a book and new friendships were formed and connections were reforged with his family and now he finds it possible in retrospective to love his parents, because he understands what made them the way they were.

He has written a book called "Out Of The Forest".
This information was obtained from an article in The Age newspaper page18-19 Spectrum, Saturday June 9 2018.

Psalm 50:10
"For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle on a thousand hills."

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Positano Summer

watercolour and gouache
Hebrews 11:1
"Now faith is the substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Friday, June 8, 2018

FLoWer MosAic

Song of Solomon 2:12
"The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land."

I am so pumped...so high....
encouraged ....(King Valley Art show last night).

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Green Vase

oil
Job 28:28
"And unto man he said
Behold, the fear of the Lord,
that is wisdom;
and to depart from evil is understanding."

There is a marvellous book on the New York Times
bestseller list:
"Medical Medium"
by Anthony Williams
(Fruit can cure cancer etc......so much good information regarding
the healing power of fruit and vegetables
for healing so many different illnesses.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The SittIng Room

Ecclesiastes 2:24
"There is nothing better for a man,
than that he should eat and drink,
and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour.
This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Jonah and the Whale

"But as for me I would seek God,
And to God I would commit my cause-
Who does great things,
and unsearchable,
Marvellous things without number."
Job 5:8-9

Not sure for how much longer will I even be able to have this blog
big bro apparently is going to clamp down on bloggers .....
freedom of speech is under threat now all over the world....

Self Portrait

"What you know, I also know;
I am not inferior to you."
Job 13:2

Monday, May 14, 2018

DJ's Birthday Card

Proverbs 14:23
"In all labour there is profit,
but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury."

Whoops... I made his nose way too large...
and he says his glasses are upside down...?!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Girl in Garden

I love the painting that won this year's Archibald Portrait Prize....
every artist's dream would be to win that prize....
Scripture today is;

Proverbs 21:17
"He who loves pleasure will be a poor man;
He who loves wine and oil will not be rich."

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Orangery at Ham Yard Hotel ,Soho

I have not been in this hotel..
I saw a picture in a magazine of this room in this
modern establishment...
The actual room looks SO much better than I my simple painting.

Proverbs 8;13
"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverse mouth I hate."

Friday, March 16, 2018

Asleep in Flora

Psalm 3:5
"I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord
sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten
thousands of people
Who have set themselves 
against me all around."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wahgunyah

Proverbs 15:33
"The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom,
And before honour is humility."

My plein air...out in Wahgunyah on a rainy afternoon...
had to stop painting because of the rain.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Chosen

1 Chronicles 17:21-22
"And who is like Your people Israel,
the one nation on the earth
whom God went to redeem for Himself
as a people - to make for Yourself a name
by great and awesome deeds,
by driving out nations from before Your people
whom You redeemed from Egypt.

For You have made Your people Israel
Your very own people forever;
and , You Lord,
have become their God."