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Freedom

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, creation, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2015 by karenwilliams

One advantage to working at a school that is in an old building, the heat goes out! NO SCHOOL TODAY! It is a studio day! Started this one a few weeks ago. I think the 6:26 collection has come full circle. The final word is freedom. After we realize that only in GOD can we be complete and find our self worth, that mans opinion of us holds no power over us, we have freedom. So the next few paintings will be called freedom! Here is the first. The Chinese character for freedom is stamped on the painting, but I couldn’t find anything relating to the symbols that make it up. I think I might use the Hebrew character in the next one.

freedom

16 x 20 acrylic mixed media

In the Garden

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, creation, genesis, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2015 by karenwilliams

One of the Chinese words for garden is yuan. The image has amazing detail in it, it is made from the images, dust, breath, enclosure, person and person. This is very interesting to me because of the biblical significance here. Genesis 2:7 & 8 tell us that God made man from dust, breathed life into him and put him in a garden enclosure! The way that the person and other image for person are placed with in the image for garden, also is interesting. One person is coming from the right side of the other person. So the way the Chinese image is written is just like the story that the Bible tells us. Woman came from mans side. WOW, this gives me the chills! God is in the ancient Chinese characters, and now in my paintings. This  painting has the garden image in it, as a reminder to us that we are complete when we are in the garden with our creator. Keeping with the 6:26 ransomed theme, God created you exactly how He wants you, and you are beautiful in His image!

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In the Garden, mixed media collage, 13 x 18

6:26

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2014 by karenwilliams

I am very interested in passing on the message that ALL women are precious  in HIS sight, so no matter how you feel, you are loved. Your self-worth is not in this world or what it tells you. Again, these paintings are to remind us as girls, we are valuable! I really like this song by Switchfoot, Blinding Light. One part reads like this, “Hey girl be your self now, don’t believe what they told you to, Hey girl be yourself now, your skins more than a pin-up suit…Hey girl don’t conform now, no one else got a soul like you.” We ALL need to remember that!

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6:26

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, creation, mixed media, recycle art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2014 by karenwilliams

I have been going to a mixed media workshop the last few days, and one of the things the instructor encouraged us to do was figures. I NEVER work with the figure, so that was different. Then he told us to limit our colors and work with a new color. So I chose earth tones, I usually work in bold bright colors.  Sometimes working in a way you never do can be very free. Lets just say I was a little pleased with the results and I am going to do a few more on this theme. Today while I was working on these figures a lot of thoughts were going through my head. Because I have a teenage daughter, and there are a lot of teen girls in our house at any given time, body image is something that was going around in my head. I won’t even get into all the struggles in that area that a young lady goes through. These paintings are dedicated to ALL who struggle with that. Matt. 6:26 tells us we are VALUABLE!!! That is why these paintings will all be called 6:26! Just remember, God loves you and you are valuable.

figure #1

Acrylic mixed media on watercolor paper, 14 x 22