Growing In Grace – March Featured Painting
“[Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment]. [They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises…”
Psalm 92: 14-15a [Amplified]
Watch the short video and learn, in artist Mary Greenhalge’s own words, how this magnificent painting came to life!
More About Growing In Grace – In Mary’s Words
All I could see when beginning this painting was that it would be GREEN! I could sense the growth and life and soft verdure in my spirit, but how would He bring a small vinca flower and a mighty swirling nebula filled with a nursery of stars together – all in green? Only by His grace, that is for sure!
The original sketch of a small flower in the vast nebula become a thing of the past shortly after the brush hit the canvas – no one could be more surprised than I by the shape this painting took! I even thought about starting the painting again, thinking that I may have just missed the mark altogether. Yet the Holy Spirit urged me to push on – following Him is always a bit risky! – and soon the nebula was whirling out of the center of the now huge flower, like a pinwheel blowing in the wind! The center of the flower slowly become a nexus of sorts, a place of meeting, a place of tabernacling, full of life and peace and promise.
Our life in Him is always growing, always living and reaching for more! The Holy Spirit assured me He just LOVED this painting! I could hear Him chuckling at it, and that made me chuckle, too! His final touch was added to the lower leaf on the left and the fun and joy of this painting was complete. If you look closely you’ll see it, too – a ladybug!