Friday, June 26, 2015


   I dream of painting what is in my very soul. The colors I choose match and magnify my feelings. The shapes personify ease or the opposite, constriction. Flora Bowley quotes her art professor as saying to his class on the first day, "Well we might as well get on with it. You all have 100 bad paintings inside of you." 

    Perhaps I've made 50 in the last 18 months. That makes me really excited. Think of what is coming in the future. I love many of my paintings so far and how much better will they get?  
   Above; "Through A Glass Darkly" is very sweet hanging on my wall. I smile when I see the color peeking through from early layers. 
   Below; "Stay Close To The Tree" is a homage to Lehi's tree. A modern girl presses into the trunk. She has wings,  representing power to move forward. The heart of the tree shows the love emanating from the center.; the love of God.

     God's love allows me to press forward in faith. May I ever stay close and focused upon Him.

      I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.


  1. What beautiful art! I love your vision and colors. I also really liked what your art teacher said about having 100 bad paintings to get through. Pretty wise!
    Joining you from the FMF community!

  2. Your paintings are magnificently beautiful Gabriele!!!


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