Tuesday, November 3, 2009

JOSE'S CAR - My Painting

This is the painting I promised to Jose. I usually pass this car parked on a nearby street once or twice a week. So one day I stopped and took a photo of it, so I could paint it for Jose. See joecoolsblog . He is getting quite a collection of paintings from his blogging friends. If you visit his blog you will see a beautiful one a friend did for him of his father. This car was hard to do because of the perspective on it. It's not quite as good as I would have liked, but then I'm never satisfied. I'm one of those painters who always has to do just a little bit more to finish it off.


"Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" Matt. 6:12. " Familiar words from the Lord's prayer. Actually that is a bit misleading, for this prayer was not prayed by Jesus, but given to the disciples for them to pray. After all, since Jesus had no sin, why would He pray to be forgiven? The Beatles sang "All you Need is Love" but today love has become almost synonymous with sexuality -- or it has become just commonplace, such as when we unthinkingly respond, "Luv you!" as we wave goodbye or as we hang up the phone. In the past year or so, the Lord has been teaching me that God's love is all bound up with forgiveness. If I want the Lord to forgive me, I must learn how to forgive others. I can't love someone I don't forgive. This means being willing to restore a relationship which has been broken even if the other person is not willing to be forgiven. We learn to love, because He first loved us and forgave us.


claude said...

Beautiful painting, Chris.
And José has a beautiful car.

Jose said...

LOL - Although I do own a Mustang that one is not mine (I wish it was though).

Chris what a fantastic job you did on this painting, it really does look like the Mustang on my blog, what were the chances you would find such a similar car.

I am going to try printing the other three paintings you did of my pictures, (The old man, the door at my mom's youth house, and the chruch's gate) to frame them as well.

You are indeed a very talented artist and I love all your drawings.


Wanda said...

Chris the car is fantastic. You really captured it. Love the mustang symbol...to cool.

Jose, the Blogger Art Collector!!

What fun. Now that I'm getting my energy back...I need to drag out the brushes again.


kaybee said...

Wow - I am impressed! Is there no end to your talents?

Love Wednesday's Word - Forgiveness is never easy, but when we do it, as an act of our will, it sets us free!

Jose said...

Oh and at first I didn't noticed but I love the personalized ivisible licence plate. lol

Cherdecor said...

I love your painting! It is fantastic! You did a great job!

sandy said...

You did a great job on this, marvelous.

Ken said...

Nice painting, my wife got rid of her Mustang a couple of years ago.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's a lovely painting you are very talented. Also thank you for posting a comment on my blog on Sunday. As a thank you I will be posting a link back to your blog on my Monday post.

Gill in Canada

Morning's Minion said...

I admired your painting the day you posted it, but just now getting back to comment. The original Ford Mustangs rolled out of Detroit about the year we were married [1963] and how we yearned for one, looking at them in a local showroom. The one we coveted was maroon. Of course as very young newly-weds, such a car wasn't on our horizon!
I think you have a wonderful artistic talent.

Gillian Mowbray said...

Brilliant job on the car, Chris. Doing vehicles is hard enough - drawing them on an angle is pure masochism!
BTW, your husband sounds as lovely as mine when it comes to making life special. x