Painted this at the Mission in North California in front of an audience. This story of Luke, the physician, tells about TWO boats, not one (like I always thought)! Jesus asked Peter if he could use his boat to talk to the multitudes on the beach.
After that, Jesus said to Peter to go and fish. Peter protested, But we just fished all night, and caught nothing, “But if you INSIST, ….” (can you hear what he was thinking? Excuse me, you’re not a fisherman, you’re a carpenter. You don’t know anything about fishing!) but still, he did it.
What ended up happening, was that Peter waved for his buddies in the other boat, to come help them, and both boats filled up with so much fish, that these were about to sink.
What was so amazing to me is that when we decide to eat humble pie, we discover why God said something. It is for MORE than we expected.
Knew that this painting would be a big job, because I intended to paint a multitude of fish, slithering and moving next to each other, in the nets. This is where I began to paint. Next, I painted the fishermen involved. Each with another sweater, facial expression and positioning of hands. That was fun. But most fun was to let my imagination go with the sails of two boats and apply my technique of light rays.
Much interest was shown for this painting. Someone came up and told that he had had a dream, not too long ago. When he looked at the platform and saw what I was painting, he realized it was his dream!
Wrote this poem Aug. 2019 and happened to see it in my journal and added it to give you some ideas why colors are significant.
All the colors come flying out of My hand for you to war with they speak the decrees I have sent over the land the war has already been won and My angels dance and sing songs of deliverance
For I am setting my people free to become my army, to become My witness together we will put the enemy to flight They will be scattered, confusion will ensue and will kill each other off.
Be on the right side, behind Me I will do away with the ones who think they can handle Me. You will be protected come what may.
Last weeks I have been spending much time to update the journals of my paintings on my REAL SLATE table top (so heavy, only hubby can take it off). This is when I found the above painting back without a written process. People who are interested should be able to look up how it developed and my views about it. One Word Sun – real
Love how the background turned out so painterly. FOTD, Fri Floral Foto
Lovely Colors Weekly Smile, Makro-Tex, Wordless
Rain, rain, rain. The upside is green grass:) Der Natur Donnerstag
Not what it seems The people in this booth …. well not this booth, but the row of booths behind this one:) PhotoAWeek
Between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Never actually winter, but the skies are more clear, and the fog lasts almost till noon. The mountains have really this chocolate brown color! Sun. Best, Weekend Reflection
Deleted most of the phone lines, but left the pole, which is characteristic for this landscape in Amador County in California. Sky Watch
SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN for THURS. DOORS this week!
What a heritage believers have in the cross. (this is not a painting:)) Here, on a wooden background of the door or my big art studio when we lived in N. California One Word Sunday, Weekly Smile
It has been cold, close to zero, but I wished snow would fall. Often, like in my previous back yard! Makro-Tex: Weather
One of the many orchids in the botanical building in Balboa Park, San Diego FOTD. Garden Affair, Floral Fri Foto And below, since I needed a wordless capture, a small bridge in the Huntington Garden Library looking so compelling that I included it in one of my paintings.
Sundays Best, Wordless Wednesday
Peering in one of the windows of a historical building in Old Town Sacramento made for a very interesting reflection. Travel Tue, Weekend Reflection
When living in Northern California, I could take sky pics every day. It was seldom a blue sky without any pattern. Sky Watch
Already last year in Fall I noticed my approach/style in painting had changed. Not surprising. Had moved to another state, people are different in Texas than in California, the culture is not as rushed. What threw me more for a loop was that also the content of my paintings seemed to have changed.
Had to think and struggle with that for a while, before I was ready to make this visible to you. Even though I always have been a big proponent of truth, you may see the subject is now not displayed in a “neutral” way. If you don’t know what “mene mene tekel” means and to whom it was said, you may have missed this change.
The king had become very distraught when a hand began to write this on the wall (no it was not with a feathered pen) and his advisors had no clue. Someone knew Daniel who had served the king’s grandfather, brought him in. Mene mene tekel means, “You have been weighed, and you have been found lacking (wonting). This night the kingdom will be taken away from you,” Daniel the prophet said to the king who thought he could use the dishes from the temple (which are by the Jews considered as very holy), for his guests at his party.
Maybe king Belshazzar had no idea which consequences there were to this act?
Not a chance. Daniel started out by saying, “You know that God had your grandfather King Nebuchadnezzar roaming around as a beast (a lion) with hair on its back, living outside, eating grass with claws for seven years, before his mind came back to him.” Then, Daniel proceeded to tell what the meaning was of what had suddenly appeared on the wall. That very night an enemy kingdom took over, and Belshazzar died.
Blooming baskets – cheerfully bringing things in perspective. Whatever this year will bring, I choose to be determined to bloom! And I won’t allow it to intimidate me when I see bare branches like below. FOTD, the Garden Affair, Floral Fri Foto
This fall and winter the grass has remained green in Texas since we had much green. Of course, just the same we have bare branches in January:)
Courage will give me the necessary umph when I see a hundred steps in front of me to climb:)
In the Fall we watched on our Ipad the ballet performance/ fundraising event they put on where Peach was part of, our littlest grand. One Word Sunday: action
Wordless Wed., Weekend Reflection
and when the tide rolls in, and my feet get wet, I can say, “Maybe wet, but I’m not overtaken!”
Actually, this should show before the painting was finished, but usually since the first image shows on the net, I chose to make this the second image. When I was younger, philosophy was important to me. Here, I show how I make sense of the process of how we then should live -the (God’s) hand connected to everything that happens on earth, and the multiple and intersecting arches were the actual beginning. The angels were added, and then moving from the unseen realm to the visible world, thirdly – the pillars of society. Here, all these ideas have already been added, but in plenty of cases, the ideas may come one after another, while I am working on it.
The general idea to get across is how a culture works and how the spheres of influence interact. They’re also called by some the mountains of society, but I prefer spheres of influence. since they are formed and changed by the interaction, while mountains are part of creation.
How PhotoAWeek perfectly fits in this post with posterity! Our family is not as big as Nadia’s, but bigger than many Dutch families, for we have 7 grand kids. Carene, 16 years old, (the 4th) and almost as tall as her mom who is 5’10” (1.78 meters). It seems there are more opportunities for funny situations to share. Even though this is not a conscious reason, but a very telling thing is that in first grade I invited ALL 28 kids from my class to my birthday party (to the chock of my dear mother).
Have already enough of winter. Sure hope for a looong Spring season!
A few rays of sun in a dark somber sky …. One Word Sun: weather., Sky Watch
TO ALL A HAPPY 2022 -starting with no resolutions!
Whereas a new year for me was before just taken as a change of date, a new year with a new strain of virus, luckily less strong, makes one spend more thoughts in how to approach this year. These two below definitely took the jump
Occasionally I do commissions. Here the request of the bridegroom “to paint something for their wedding on a the beach.” For me it meant a research project about their characteristics, their hopes and dreams to start forming a picture in my mind what their marriage would/could look like. He loves horses, she celebrates life no matter circumstances. Also they like the unusual, and are adventurous.
Since I did not link this birdie last week, it appears again, begging me to get on the ball! Photo/aWeek, Sat. Critters
Something new to do at Christmas- have not done any puzzle in years! This one is a 1000 pieces. Used a wrapped canvas as backing to get it on and off the table One Word sun: the box is open, Makro-Tex: new
Uhhhhhh ….. jump? Now our son after a Christmas with his parents, hopped on the plane to visit California, Switzerland, and Germany, before returning to work, I realize how his thought processes resemble mine: a daredevil mixed with moments of precaution. (the gap is larger and higher than the image shows) By the way at 4.30 am. the airport looked liked the 4th of July!! Everywhere extremely long lines, and crowds of people going back home. Sun. Best, Weekend Reflection
Don’t know how these two colors appeared in the sky – maybe how I held the camera, or the glare of the water right behind this scene in San Diego. Sky Watch