For nights on end, My Artist collects magnifying detail on paper, the face of a man whom emerges from the mist collected around his head; his eyes cast out upon the sea of smoke before him. A sailor- his weathered face a charted map of his adventures of uncharted waters.
Finally, the day we have anticipated for so long has finally come and has only recently passed: our wedding day!
People say it is the “happiest day of your lives,” but Jake and I have agreed that our wedding day was merely the first line of a whole happy story yet to be told. We are living in our happiest days and look forward to the unfathomable joy awaiting us ever after.
The name “Immanuel,” which means “God with us,” is essentially handed off to the Holy Spirit at Jesus’s ascension- “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20). Thus the Spirit is the divine connection between Christ’s story and ours and so, transcends into the future. After a couple of concept sketches, this was the piece that I painted in oil on canvas.