I did my first in-person “Painting the Psalms” class over the weekend and you guys, what a fun time. It was a great group of women who all knew each other, so there was a completely different vibe than the first class I did, which was also fun but for different reasons. In the first class, the students were strangers. It was also a love note class, so it was more reflective, but just as interesting. In the class this weekend, there was lots of chatter and laughter! I enjoyed meeting each of these kind ladies.
Before class started I couldn’t help but to do a quick selfie with their cool Christmas display. Hello silver reindeer!
I brought a few of my previous Psalm paintings to give them an idea of what the project might look like.
And I couldn’t help but to take a picture while they were in the midst of the art mess. I do love a good art mess. Of course, things got messier after that. It’s all about layers, people!
With mixed media, you often see the ugly stages before you see the beautiful ones. Each painting goes through stages, and very often things look like they’ll never come together and then suddenly… boom…. there is a unique painting in front of you, with layers and hidden gems of textures and paint.
Don’t you love how they all look so different? The Psalms they chose were all different, too.
I feel blessed to have met each one of these people and feel honored that they attended this class. I hope they had as much fun as I did.
After class I got to meet a dear, sweet friend and her husband for dinner so it was truly a night of blessings. Lots of laughter and fun all day.
For more inspiration from the Psalms, considering taking one of my Painting the Psalms ecourses or pick up my book, Painting the Psalms. My ecourses are individual mixed media projects you can do in the privacy of your own home, at your own speed. Each project is different in terms of technique, composition, and supplies, but they all are inspired by the Psalms in some way.
My book Painting the Psalms is half art book, half devotional. It contains over 100 paintings, all inspired by the Psalms.