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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!

garden1

In the Garden, mixed media collage, 13 x 18

I AM THAT I AM

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, genesis, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2015 by karenwilliams

I AM that I AM. Ehyeh asher Ehyeh. Sometimes we just have to remember that.  The Hebrew writing under the figure says, I AM THAT I AM! This is how God responded to Moses when he asked God, “who shall I say sent me?” This is the name God gave himself, and this is the name Moses told the people. Sometime we just need to let God be God, and not question or fight it. It requires us to sit back and humble ourselves. That is what I am learning!

626 ramsomed3

16 x 20 mixed media

Ransomed

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, collage, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2015 by karenwilliams

This theme is going strong, as I keep working on it I get more energized. These next few are becoming more emotional for me and personal because of circumstances in my own life. Painting is very healing for me….

Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20

Another in the Ransomed collection

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2015 by karenwilliams

I have been enjoying working on my art for these last few days. As school winds down, I find myself more relaxed and able to work on my stuff instead of lesson plans and kid art! Although I do love it!  I really like the composition of this one and the Chinese characters. It has been really good to continue on a theme, I have enjoyed watching it evolve.

626 ransomed2

16×20 acrylic mixed media

beauty in the broken

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, collage, creation, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by karenwilliams

Here is another one in the collection, 6:26. I think I will be donating this one to the Black and White Art Auction this fall to benefit Arts Central. I am really enjoying the direction of these pieces. It is so important for us to remember that we are created in HIS image and even though we can feel broken we are beautiful!

broken

Acrylic, mixed media 24″ x 32″

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!

figure #2