Stillness after storm

Part 1 – Brief of the painting itself

Stillness after storm
Stillness after storm_Acrylic painting_2010Feb

There is a story behind every painting. I started to paint this painting in Feb. 2010 after I resigned from my architectural career in NDA. However, I had already sketched down the picture roughly in July 2009 when I saw it in my prayers.

In my vision, there is a girl playing a violin on a small boat after stormy weather. The sky appears orange mixed with red colour. The cloud looks like tendril cotton with a gentle wind blowing. The lake has been gently stirred by the wind after the storm; the colourful water reflects the sky’s light sensationally. The beautiful melody from the violin and the water sounds mixed with the wind blowing, the whole scenario presents incredible power and serenity.

In the Bible, Luke 8:22 … Jesus got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out.  In the middle of the journey, they encountered a storm, and the disciples were very scared and woke up sleeping Jesus.  He was disappointed at his disciples when he woke up because they lost their faith when they encountered the storm.

In my painting, and in this story from the Bible, it speaks the same language that we can’t avoid storms in our life’s journey, however, when we hold onto our faith / fix our eyes on Jesus’ promise, we can over come the storms, and cross over to the other side of the lake. The storm passes, and it helps us grow maturely. It’s like this painting, after the stormy wind with the girl’s violin creating an awesome sonata in the journey of life.

Personally, this painting means God’s promise in my life. When I hold onto the promise, no matter what kind of storms I encounter, I know that He will bring me over to the other side of the lake.

(By Dreama)

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