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Kathryn & Jason

September 19, 2018

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Barely Spring at Laurel Creek

August 14, 2018

A little painting from a cove on our spring camping trip to Flintlock.

6×6 Acrylic on Canvas

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Shameless

August 14, 2018

16×20 Acrylic on Canvas

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My Nieces

August 13, 2018

I am not a fan of wedding shopping, or much of any kind of shopping anymore, and somewhere along the way I started using my family as guinea pigs giving certificates for a painting of the bouquet, or more recently the couple.  Thankfully they seem to like the idea of something besides the 15th casserole dish that somehow didn’t come off the registry.  All jokes (half joking) aside I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience!!

Meredith & Marty

36×36 Acrylic on Canvas

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Kristen & Jacob

20×20 Acrylic on Canvas

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At Liberty

July 26, 2018

A T L I B E R T Y 36×36 on canvas. Prints and throw pillows available. Original not for sale.  https://fineartamerica.com/featured/at-liberty-julie-clanton.html?newartwork=true

I started this painting five years ago in tribute to my Dad. He loved orchids. I have tried and tried to grow them and have never had much luck except to barely keep them alive for a while. I finally finished it this past April.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

I have the free will choice to choose.

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Every time my anxiety flares, my doubts and fears creep in and I find myself struggling in some way. I find that I am giving myself over to bondage and the worries of this life. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:10

It takes time and grace to work though it. When I can bring it back into perspective and remember Jesus is on the throne (such a good service Sunday) all of it fades away.

To remember to live like I have been set free. To choose life.

The whole business of serving God becomes simply a matter of adjusting yourself to the pressures of existing conditions – Hubert Van Zeller

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Sisters

May 31, 2018

A recent commission.  There are still times I struggle with freely following my intuition and freedom with a piece I am asked to do, especially with things I haven’t painted before.  I get hung up in details and what a photo looks like.  My lack of training and experience tries to trip me up with insecurities.  Fear and insecurities are something I have battled in many ways for many years.  I have conquered it in many areas but still struggle in a few.  I am reminded, Proverbs 29:25 It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.  Knowing who I am in Christ and that who I am to Him, is all that really matters,IMG-6501 and this truth helps what remains fade away, and I am confident that He who began a work in me will carry it through to completion.  I really liked this article. https://biblereasons.com/caring-what-others-think/

 

 

 

Unity

March 22, 2018

What do you think about when you see a church or think of church?  I think about all the different parts of the body working together for the same purpose.  I think of caring, humility, walking together, being held accountable, surrender, love and edification.

Ephesians 4:11-15

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.  Rather, speaking the truth in love, w are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.

“Unity” (Acrylic on Canvas)

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