Let Your Heart Revive | 8in x 10in | Acrylic on canvas board
At the beginning of Let Your Heart Revive, the image reminded me of an aerial perspective of clouds, wheat fields, and fire. The process of painting it was its own sort of wandering through the wilderness and waiting for a clear way through. It was one of those few paintings that I felt wasn't going anywhere or ever going to be finished. Eventually, after many layers the story became clear to me– it was meant to be about how broken hearts and barren places can be restored to whole and full again. Let your heart revive, all those pieces can be made whole and be restored to new life.
"Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire; where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. . .  you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners." Psalm 69:1-3, 32b-33 (ESV)