Sunday, May 8, 2011

A New Life

A New Life

32” X 32” Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! II Corinthians 5:17

This scripture has special meaning for me. When I starting painting, “A New Life” I was thinking that a butterfly was a symbol of new life. Something that is new, fresh, colorful and full of life.

I started painting this butterfly two months ago. At that time, my mother of 83 years was in failing health, and her decline in health was evident. I was painting along, thinking that a butterfly was a beautiful creature, and suddenly I was called away. My mother had passed away. It was expected, but unexpected. It was a sorrowful time for our family.

When I returned to the unfinished canvas, I recalled the memorial service for my mother, and one of the scripture readings was II Corinthians 5:17. I could now go ahead and finish the painting. I needed to put new life and color on the canvas. Knowing that God is with us. I am posting this painting in memory of my mother, Mary Lou and it will be hanging at the RLBC Arts Festival later this week. The show information is below. Happy Mothers Day to all!

You are cordially invited to attend the RLBC Arts Festival “A New Creation” based on the Scripture II Corinthians 5:17.

Seventy-five local and regional artists have submitted their amazing work for judging, exhibition and sale on the campus of Royal Lane Baptist Church 6707 Royal Lane Dallas, TX

The exhibit will be open Saturday, May 14 through Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Saturday, May 14 Sunday, May 15 Weekdays (M-F) Saturday, May 21 Sunday, May 22

Exhibit Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please come to enjoy the rich variety of art inspired by Scripture.

All inquiries please contact us at or 214-361-2988, ext. 12

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely dedication. I'm sure your mom would have loved this painting also.