After playing around with several ideas in my sketch book, this was the idea I came up with for Joshua 24:15. As for me and my house we shall serve the Lord.
I collaged the background with lots of text, hymnal pages, and handwritten prayers. I love scripture to peek through lots of layers. When that was done, I drew my subject.
and added texture, and more texture
It's coming along
After some more detail work and quite a bit of shading of the hands, I added the verse which I hand painted and distressed to add to the grungy look I wanted.
And it's done!...and now available in my Etsy Shoppe.
I was inspired to make this piece since this was the summer for weddings. I wanted a unique personalized gift to give as gifts. So, I decided to mount the prints on wood and hand stamp the family name onto a plate of copper and nail it into the wood over the door. I also adhered a skeleton key on the door. I just love the rustic look. Well, it was a hit! All the new families that received it loved it. You can see images of a sample in my Etsy Shoppe (Link below).
My prayer is that this art piece would be a constant reminder to serve the LORD by serving each other and others everyday. I think we all need this reminder! I know I do, daily! I hung the original in our home near our front door.
This item is now available in my Etsy Shoppe.
I'm so excited because I'm almost ready to reveal my new series of paintings...coming soon :)
I'm joining my friend Jennifer In The Studio for Sneak Peak Friday...
hop on over to see what others are up to :)