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.