12 Day Advent in Art: #7 Light
"Light in the Wilderness" (Red Willows, Oakley), 22 x 30
In him was life;
and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness;
and the darkness comprehended it not.
It was during one of the darkest times in my life that this scene spoke to me, and offered hope. I love the way the light travels over the distant mountains, just grazing the treetops, and is reflected in the river below. Next to the darkness, the willow branches grow a deep red, a symbol of the Savior—both his sacrifice, and the robe he'll wear when he returns.
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I am an artist and art instructor working in water media. Just knowing I can watch colors run together makes it worth getting out of bed every morning! Helping students capture the same excitement is equally rewarding.