Painting what you see…seeing what you painted

07/06/2011

Yesterday I went before the Lord to paint.  Just me and Jesus.  Recently someone accused me of plagiarism because I use reference photos.  Honestly…it hurt because it was more than one that went to my pastor, and guess what, they were all artists too… They didn’t even have the courtesy to come to me and ask me about it.  Where is the Love in that?  Something like that will knock the wind out of your sails…IF you let it.Well…it is no secret that I use reference photos, and I post that, right on my website, and in the testimonies of what I paint…whether or not I used a photo.  Why do I do that?  Well…because I want to make a painting that is easy to interpret. The bible says, when we prophecy in the Spirit, then we should interpret it.  I am a realist.  That is how I see in the Spirit.  I see visions very realistically…detailed.  So, that is how I want to reproduce it.  I am not mature enough as an artist to paint without photos.  So I look and look until I find the right photos that best represent what I see.  Sometimes I use multiple photos.  If I can find the photographer, I ask permission to use the photo, if I can’t I just use it and say that it is a photo…?  I am so new to this, and am learning as I go…  I just want to paint what I see…so others can.

It also isn’t about making money…either.  Trust me, this ministry COSTS me…it doesn’t MAKE me money.  It is my gift…to the body…and other artists.  I want to give.  have a website called The Prophetic Canvas and artists can join it for free, I made it so they can network and encourage each other.  Do I make anything on it, or get anything from it?  No…it is just a way I can serve others.  I also made my website by myself…and take a lot of time to write in detail about each painting.  Why?  Because artists contact often saying…”THANK you for your website.  It ministered to me”…or “I am excited about doing prophetic art now.”  They have even said, “thank you for saying you use reference photos…when I try to paint from my spirit, it looks horrible.”   I do it from a place of trying to love others…

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So, back to the painting…I have found, when you want to run…that is the time to press into God…so stood in front of the canvas, and waited…before the Lord (not with the best attitude either;).   Immediately I saw a yellow beam…it was like a light beam of Glory coming down, so I painted it.  I thought of BREAKTHROUGH.  Then I saw a rainbow over to the right of the yellow beam.  So I put it where I saw it on the canvas.  Then the Lord told me to put a cloud under the rainbow….so I did.  Then I waited, and waited…there was nothing else, He just asked me, “what do you see?”  I saw the Lion of Judah’s face in the cloud…but nothing else.  I FELT like a Dove or a butterfly should go in it…and I looked for reference photos to do that…but nothing moved me…so I am still waiting to see what He wants.  Because it wasn’t finished, I didn’t post a photo of the painting yesterday…was still waiting…

As I was painting it, someone in particular was in my heart.  She sees rainbows too, we have seen them together…and God has been doing amazing things in her life!!!!   It is like the Glory of God has been coming down onto her giving her breakthrough.  I actually thought, she would like this painting…

Last night I went to be with the Lord and He let me cry on His shoulder.  I was asking Him what to do…I don’t want to paint something illegal…but I also want to paint something that honors Him by being most like what He shows me.  He told me…”I will help you…just do it ALL for me.  Paint everything for me.”  So…that is the key really…it is ALL about doing it for HIM…  Love is the best motivator and sustainer of all things we put our hands to…and no matter what anyone says or does to us, we will still be in LOVE…nothing can separate us from it.

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Today I was hanging out listening to the thunder, and the person who had been on my heart while I was painting yesterday called me, out of the blue…we have not talked for some time…and she says…there is a rainbow out right now!  She had been writing it on my FB page and I didn’t see it.I ran out with my camera…and got some shots…

Check out the painting, and the photo…

God is the best encourager ever!


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And this is the shot she got and she said she was thinking of me…about me painting when she got it 🙂  check out the the cloud under the rainbow.  She also said she saw a lion’s face in the clouds… How cool is that…?  We also both saw rabbits and took photos of them while we were seeing the rainbow in 2 different places.  Rabbit means rapid multiplication.The comments from my friend after she saw the painting and note I posted on FB.  DANGGG that was awesome!! I can’t stop smiling and i laughed and jumped up and down in my chair so hard – also saw a LION in the clouds today and uploaded it like 5 min ago!!! PROUD OF YOU!!!! ^^ God will guide you – and lead you in faith -one step at a time – that’s what God has been teaching me 😛

♥ u mucho and i luv ur painting & note 😛

they needs a love button 😛


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