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Let her keep looking toward the light that shines before her. She will be imparted power by virtue of Him.

By Virtue of Him

Art Title: "By Virtue of Him"
Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin
Size: 6.5 x 4.5
Media: Acrylic on cardstock

The small painting shows a young woman with her back to the dark and her body affected by it. She is still dressed in white, still looking upward for direction and hope. A light of white shines on her. Her hands come right through the color and darkness, leaving them open to hope.

In the partial finger painting you'll see layers of color and rich texture. Cranberry, midnight blue, vivid green, royal purple, gold and black make up the painting called "By Virtue of Him." The art is based on the Scripture at Philippians 4:13. It is my first overtly religious titled and purposed art on Sundrip.

Awhile ago I mentioned that there will be more art pieces along the lines of The Resilience Tree, which is currently in the Features Art Gallery. I mentioned there will be more mind scape pieces such as Snap Shot. Well, we can also look forward to Christian and spiritual based art in the near future. It's safe to say Sundrip has art for just about everyone. 🙂

Thanks for visiting me today,

Faith

The Resilience Tree
Resilience Tree

Resilience Tree - Beginnings
Resilience Tree - Beginnings

Resilience Tree - Risen
Resilience Tree -Risen

We have not seen the last of the Resilience Trees. Next year's creative goals includes a tree a day. I look forward to starting January 1st in a special book just for trees 🙂

Original art by Faith Magdalene Austin is available through PayPal or Etsy. All contact information is on the sidebar. Thank you for visiting Sundrip.

Faith

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I told Dr. D I feel creatively constipated, and I do. I'm struggling with this painting. Her dress isn't finished. It'll eventually be a little girl in a red dress  ...continue reading "The Child’s Face. Depression Rising."

Original surreal art showing an array of faces, colors, lines and expressive movement.

Art Title: Cacophony: Head Noise
Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Media: Mixed, acrylic, marker on 98 lb sketchbook paper
Finish: signed, dated, heat sealed, unmounted, raw
Style: Surreal, Illustration

Faith

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Blue Wonder - Available

I'm loving every second of abstract art. This should be a fun year. My art goals for 2017 now show on my sidebar.

Blue is a color I use quite often in my art and more recently turquoise has made it's permanent mark. I've seen it so much that I'm beginning to think about its use, what does it mean to me, what does it symbolize and will it, like other colors, keep its meaning over time?

My page called Art Therapy  talks about color choices and art symbols specific to me. Off the top of my head I would place turquoise next to blue and purple symbols. I see it as a color of strength, of depth, honor, birth rights.

...continue reading "My Blue Wonder"

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The Smallest was the Bravest - Available

This ethic art shows a mix of puzzle pieces and sisters grouped together. They all have strengths, but the smallest is the bravest. ...continue reading "The Smallest was the Bravest"

This entry shows art two art pieces with a purpose. Rise, fall if I must. Stand to meet the challenge. What's the challenge? I've got to get a hold of my stinking thinking. I have to change my outlook one single color at a time if necessary. While writing I felt a sense of urgency and desperation. I could all but see myself at a door grabbing the handle and pulling it, ripping at.

Lets talk more about the art at the root of these emotions.

Landfall

Landfall

Creating non objective abstract art started with a self challenge in June of 2014. I really wanted to create some of the beautiful art I was seeing, but it didn't think I had it in me to do that type of art. When I first challenged myself I said I'd do 10 paintings. I wasn't looking forward to it because it was as if I had no idea where to start, let alone know how to finish.

Though I'm still learning, I can say I have left behind the anxiety. I enjoy it creating non-objective abstract art. I find it soothing to create and I actually feel I know when to start. As a matter of fact I start non-objective abstract such as "Landfall" the same way I begin other art, with a single stroke.

I don't think too hard and I sure don't plan ahead. When it comes to art, if I plan ahead then I'm planning for a disaster. I start art with one single stroke and go from there. I paint from the hip.....not literally because that would be uncomfortable. My next challenge with abstracts is to paint them larger.  ...continue reading "Landfall Abstract Ocean Scene"

Her Freedom
Her Freedom

According to the date on the back of this painting, I started this a year ago. One could say I'm a little behind. To tell you the truth, I feel as if I've gotten several major things accomplished. There's still work to be done on the blog, but as for posting art and other matters, I feel as if I'm gaining ground. I updated the entry Passion Flower with close up photos.

Here is a painting that is very hard to name. It's easy for me to describe but to come up with a final title, I don't know. The feeling I get when I look at this is one of conflict. I think one girl is off in her own world, dreamy and childlike. The other girl is facing front, at attention. Unlike the younger girl, she does not interact with her environment. The younger girl soaks up everything around her.

Maybe what I'm showing in the painting is that people are complex. We're more than just one emotion, one experience. We can be front and center and we can be carefree. ...continue reading "Projects Completed – Freedom. Sun Up."

Sour Wine
Sour Wine

Sour Wine is what they drank,
now the people go their separate way home.
This one hurries to the right, others gather flowers to hold for the long walk.
One woman crosses the boundary between what she knows and what she was told.
A new experience,
A free expression of acceptance.
How is her openness received?
A river of happy waters wash away their differences
and refresh a once harsh, dry land.

I'm one of those people who can't keep up with the news because it makes me angry. It's as if people don't learn from their mistakes.  I am very well aware that there are mad men and paranoid mannequins that display no other human emotion outside of hate. Why would I watch the news? I can guess there's been a mass shooting. I'm sure there's activity by a group hell bent on havoc, and another trying to keep up with their own brand of carnage. I don't need the news to tell me just how hateful people are.  ...continue reading "Sour Wine"

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Lineage fmaThis painting started as pull art. I created a painting using the drip art technique then looked at it if for a few days. As I was walking by I saw an eye. I quickly drew it in, then the lips and the nose. Days later the painting developed into an ancient woman growing her roots, spreading out the lines of history in her hair.

Once I knew what I wanted to paint I began to think about how people talk about wanting a new start or reinventing themselves. It occurred to me that more than not, the choice to reinvent ourselves is thrust upon us. Time changes, other people change the course of our lives for good or bad. In these ways, we are given the opportunity to change ourselves for the better.

...continue reading "Lineage"

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