Monday, April 14, 2008

recognizing the strokes

It is said that great artists have unique styles that touch every aspect of their paintings.  From the selection of material, to the choice of pigment (oil or water based), to the use of light, to the subject matter and even to the nature of the painting strokes.  Trained experts can discern the difference between original works of the masters and close copies.  The novice viewer wouldn't be able to tell the difference.  This morning it struck me that I walk through a painting by the Great Master every day.  His style is reflected in the materials of nature, the colors of spring, the subject of seasons in change and His strokes of physical creation exactly reflect His Word of design.  How is it that I walk through His gallery daily and fail to recognize this great Artist?  This morning I do see Him in His work and am grateful to be included as one of His sculptures...a pot of clay still on the wheel.
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
         And the firmament shows His handiwork.
 2 Day unto day utters speech,
         And night unto night reveals knowledge.
 3 There is no speech nor language
         Where their voice is not heard.
Rob Smith

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