Friday, August 28, 2009

Fruit of the Spirit

The Fruit of the Spirit is one of the most referred to scriptures in our Holy Bible because it is so meaningful in our lives. See Galatians 5:22 or click on the picture of the wreath to get a better view of the list of fruits.

When I started painting seriously for our arts and crafts shows, my lovely wife suggested that I should paint a fruit wreath and include captions of the fruits within the painting. At that point in time, I was in the early stages of learning to paint and doing simple floral scenes on old windows. I liked the idea and challenge. The first fruit of the spirit sold quickly, and I painted several until I ran out of windows. I did them all freehand and no two were alike. The real success of this painting is that many people viewed it and is a wonderful way for us to share our belief in Jesus Christ with others.

After several years of painting on windows, I decided to change to canvas and the Fruit of the Spirit is now on a 30 x 30 in our dining room and we take prints to the shows. It was a big decision to stop painting on the windows as they were good for sales. After much thought and prayer, we have made the switch to canvas and fine art. Since then, my painting skills and ability to create has improved. I give thanks to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ for all the blessings bestowed upon me and my family and for the gift of art.

At the end of my postings, I usually sign off with Go Paint; today, please be a receiver of God's Fruits of the Spirit.

May God Bless You and Your Family,

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