He Said Blue
That is just to protect my art from internet pirates who roam the internet seas. AAARGH!
I'm almost embarrassed to offer this as a painting for sale. It is so plain. You obviously need an explanation for this attempt of offering you an original work of art. Yet, I have seen huge paintings in the museum that filled entire walls and the only thing on them was one or two colors, nothing else. Jules Olitzke is the one I am thinking of. If you look him up, you will see what I mean. Yet, when you actually see one of his works up close, you will begin to see layers and layers of variations of the color, giving it transparency and depth.
When I began this painting, I wasn't thinking of Jules Olitzki. I was at church getting ready to paint a new painting during church service. When I paint at church, I do it as an expression of worship and ask the Father what He would like me to paint. It is a complete act of faith, mixed with a lot of nervousness and utter frustration, as I try to hear what He is saying.
So that morning as I began to paint, I said a little prayer and asked Him what He would like me to paint. I sat there a while waiting and all that came to me was the color blue. So that is what I began painting, not knowing how it was going to end up. I did add a touch of purple in some areas and a touch of white, for variation. I never got direction to paint anything else, so I just left it as it was by the end of the service.
I thought about adding other things to it, but, every time I showed it to someone, they loved it as is. So I guess that is all He wanted.
Sometimes we try to add or fix something that God starts, but, perhaps the greatest lesson of all is to just keep it simple, trust Him, and let Him finish the work He started in us.