See In Part

 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 
-1 Corinthians 13:12

This scripture has been running through my head recently. The difference between what we see and what there really is, is vast. When we see something close up, we think we know all we need to know. Then we pull back and see the full view...and we wonder how we didn't see the truth that was there all along. 

This is a 1" × 1" square picture taken of a canvas I'm working on. When you zoom in and focus on this square, you might think the piece is focused on the clouds. In fact, there is a very different focus in this painting, which you will see posted very soon! 

Contrasting Colors

I recently got married, and my bride and I used our favorite colours as the theme for the day. Hers is teal and mine is red, which makes a cool contrast. So I created some larger pieces to display at the reception to create a unique experience for the guests. Here are two examples of the artwork used for our day. Both of these were created using acrylic on 2' × 2' wooden pieces.  


I've been regularly posting on Instagram, follow me @abeoverthere. I'm planning on posting work on this website again. Hopefully, sometime in May, I'll be able to start another Daily Sketchbook Challenge. 

dried leaf (charcoal drawing)

Here is a leaf that I drew a few months ago. I found the leaf on the parking lot and just loved the way it curled and twisted. As I drew it, I experienced every part of it. I took the picture below just a few minutes ago. There is a small part of the longest portion of the leaf which broke off. The drawing is meant to capture the beautiful movement of the leaf, which probably wasn't curled that way while it was still green. As it dried, the leaf on the top left somehow twisted around the middle leaf. The leaf in the bottom does a wonderful lift, then a spiral in the end: almost like a wave. Just lovely. I captured as much as I could in the charcoal drawing. Enjoy.

Giraffe licking ginormous floating stone.

Sometimes there are images that appear in my mind that seem so interesting and symbolic in some profound way. This is one. I don't know what it means, unfortunately.