This is another new technique for me, poured watercolor.

The process starts by using masking fluid on the areas you want to keep that color, then pouring watercolor on in a combination of the primary colors, letting it dry, masking more, then pouring, etc. until you have what you want. I found removing the masking fluid to be harder than I thought it would be, but I would try this method again.

In these troubled times, I had a hard time coming up with an appropriate thought for this painting, but I am reminded that, as the world changes, we can still count on the truth of God’s word. It will never change. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8

There have been bad times all through history. This is nothing new. Not to downplay the many lives lost to this pandemic, but the previous plagues were worse in percent of population lost, and history, as in the present day, is littered with evil regimes. The one thing that remains constant is older than the hills because He made the hills - God.

The world continues to pour its darkness out so we need to protect ourselves by putting on truth. Our pastor covers us with the truth of Scripture on Sunday mornings (I hope yours does, too), but we need to take it upon ourselves to put it into our every day life as well.

In the painting, most of the paper is dark but what your attention is drawn to are the areas of light, the flower. We need to protect our light and let it shine, the light that is Jesus in us. Oh how the world needs to see that!