Extension Oil Painting

extension oil painting

extension oil painting

Title: Extension
Media: Latex and Oil on Wood
Dimensions: 24” x  12”
Date: December 2010

Description: This piece uses the analogy of movement for the spiritual striving that is the life of a Christian. Dance, part art and part athletics, requires us to stretch beyond what we think possible. This painting was literally a stretch for me, as I love both wood and paint as my major mediums, and it signified a need to let some of my desire to control the work go as I have let the wood grain have expression in this piece. God wants our best work, our best selves, and that requires being refined by experiences that we would not choose. This piece was created as an encouragement to take our stretching experience and use them to make our lives a testimony to God’s power over our lives.

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