Tuesday, March 22, 2011


This one is called Joy and it is a little different than the kind I posted yesterday.  It was done with a palate knife and thick acrylic paint.  I spent a lot of time on the background for this one.  There are lots and lots of layers of paint which created a really interesting texture.  

I thought about the brokenness of the world we live in and was inspired by thinking about the tears of the suffering, when I did the background.  If you look carefully, you can see rivers in the blue paint.  Then I thought about God's never ending love and mercy, which is there waiting for us if we just open our eyes to see it and created a bright, joyful cross with curving arms actually trying to hug the earth.  It turned out rather well.  Tomorrow I have another collage cross to show you.  Until then, I wish you JOY!

by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic on Canvas
8 1/2" x 11"

John 16:22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.