Thursday, May 29, 2008

Painting done by: Tracy Jo May 29th, 2008

I spent the morning painting again. I am just now coming up for air. I am calling this painting Ray of Hope. There is always hope when darkness arrives if one only looks to the light.

Please share your opinions, and thoughts with me regarding this painting. Does the painting evoke any emotion with in you? If so what emotions?

I hope you all have a blessed day!

*** What I was feeling and trying to express while working on this painting.

If you look up at the right hand side of the painting, you will see the sun. The sun represents the "son Jesus"

The trees represent the feeling of hardship, loneliness, coldness, and troubles in ones life. If you notice all the trees are bent and curvy. Bent from the hardships in life. They are twisting, yet needing to reach high, so they grow upwards in spite of all the twists and curves. They look like the growing in life was hard but they crave the light.

The trees see the light through the dismal day, and are reaching up high needing to touch and become one with the warmth that the sun offers. They wrap their limbs around the sun, taking hold of the sun and finding hope. The sun shines over those trees that grabbed hold on it, and they are covered with the warmth, no matter how hard life has been. They now have hope. With hope everything is possible.

When becoming one with the sun, (son) and allowing the light to shine from ones soul, all is possible. That hope brings forth rest, and one is able to breath, become refreshed, and feel safe and experience love fully.

The trees are given strength to stand strong, no matter the curves and twists life had taken in ones life, they have the sun. (son)


'Tart said...

I immediately thought of woods or trees in a storm, standing strong against it. Also, the light at the top, makes me think of the hope that you named it.:)

'Tart said...

It's beautiful!

Mike Golch said...

Nice painting.

Tracy said...

Thank you Tart. I appreciate the comments on my work.

:) ty Mike

Denise said...

When we come to Christ.... we are without life within us..... The trees with no life......... Then when the sun (son) breaks forth into our lives we begin to produce life from within..... Life within us........ our HOPE......

Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Your talent is beautiful...... I am going to email you a web site that I built for my artist brother!

Tracy said...

Denise ,
You saw what i was painting, and that is always a blessing. That is exactly the message i wanted people to see.

:) I would love to see the art your brother paints.

Clueless said...

This is my first time here and I love your paintings because they speak to my heart. I am also a Christian and I feel really connected to your paintings. Ray of Hope brought tears to my eyes. I think that is because of what I am feeling.Darkness, alone, stark and life is dormant for the season. However, it is only when you look up that you see the ray of hope of the Son. But, you have to look up even though the wind hurts your eyes and it is easier to keep your head down and more comfortable. I absolutely love this. It really touches my heart...I've had a difficult week and am having a difficult day, so this was a good reminder of the direction I need to face not matter how painful or difficult it might be. Thank you for touching my heart today.

Tracy said...

Welcome to my blog Clueless. :) I am so sorry you are having a tough day, but am happy that you found hope when looking at my work. Hugs

Blessings to you.

Awake In Rochester said...

I'm not a tree person, but I think this is beautiful. I think that you captured your thoughts on paper very well! The title of the painting fits perfectly too. Your very talented! Did you ever think of selling your paintings via the internet?

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Mimi said...

the smaller weaker trees are striving to reach up enough to reach the sunlight...and and when they grab the sunlight they too will begin to grow stronger like the larger trees...
great insight into the power of the Son "Jesus"

Anonymous said...

I love the way you handled the light through the tree's beatiful!!