"The Hidden Place"
A good friend of mine asked me to do a painting that was the first request of its kind and most definitely a challenge. She asked me to paint a place that she usually goes in prayer! The description she gave me of the landscape she wanted was a bit vague, and I was a little nervous. Not to mention this was my first time painting a landscape! Instead of saying what I wanted to say, (that I am a new artist, I'm still learning and maybe a little intimidated....), I said, "sure no problem!!"
I immediately began to pray after our meeting for the vision of this place she visits. The vision wasn't clear at first, but as I started to paint on the canvas, everything just started to flow! There were of course many techniques that I had to learn along the way while painting, but overall I believe this was one of the most peaceful and rewarding paintings I have done.
My friend received this painting with tears of overwhelming joy and love. She too could not believe that this was exactly the way that she had imagined! It was rewarding for me to paint a place that someone imagines to get away with God. I too was filled with so much comfort and joy imagining myself in this painting.