Sunday, April 15, 2012

Apr.15th “How We Look At Things”

“Claude Monet’s Haystack”

"Monet and Renoir painted together one summer and after reviewing the findings of Eugene Chevreal and his “color theory”, they both changed their thinking and their painting execution dramatically. In fact if you look closely at Monet’s painting life it was probably the single most dramatic change after his pursuit of Impressionism. It was a “hand in a glove” to his painting endeavors, not only instant painting of naturally lighted subjects but the careful and complete study of the affects of color, light, cast shadow, and reflective shadow.

Life changes and life’s choices change often when we look and study things going on all around us. The Bible says God never changes! Yet, we would give up all we promised, all we had and all we are or could be to pursue fame, fortune and happiness. We forget whose we are and whom we serve. We forget God has a perfect plan for us and He want to execute it for His honor and His glory. It’s not our will and our way that’s important. In fact many of us will have plenty to answer for and many of us along with others that we love will pay big prices right here on earth. The Bible is pretty clear.

No matter what we discover or what we “feel” we should pursue, we need to ask God what He wants, where He wants us and what our choices need to be. Plus, we need to wait carefully for Him to show us His will."

“I look at the shadows and I see that they are black
Moving closer to see anything my eyes may have lacked
I want to know if the shadow contains color that complements
I want to see what’s applied and what the artist meant
I want to know where I should go what I should say or do
Knowing the only thing to pursue is the way that honors You!”

“Monet gave us great gifts and great insight, but all glory and honor belongs to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Have a great week!!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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