The Art of Life
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Little Angel "Courage" ~Fluid Acrylics on Watercolor canvas


(Click for a clearer, larger view.) "Courage" Acrylic on Watercolor Canvas~16" x 20" ~Copyright 2008 and Beyond ~Kasie Sallee~~Image may not be used in any way without permission.~

~~The name of this little angel is "Courage." He's been in my mind for a long time so it feels incredibly good to have him out and on the canvas. One of my cutie-pie nephews modeled for me and did a great job. It was pretty much exactly what I had in mind.
~~Joshua 1:9 was the inspiration for this piece:
"Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
While I was working on him I also began to think about Ephesians 6:
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
~~Even though the word "Courage" is a noun, I think of it more as a verb, something that we do. Sometimes it's hard to be courageous. Actually, it's difficult pretty much any time we're facing down our fears. But facing those fears is what enables us to grow. Eleanor Roosevelt said,
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."
And Faith is what enables us to have that courage. When we trust that God will never leave us nor forsake us we can go boldly forward.

~~I'm feeling very encouraged today. Last week I was feeling overwhelmed. I needed a little bit of courage myself!
~~Thanks so much for letting me share.

16 comments:

Valerie Jones said...

It's absolutely lovely! I'm thrilled to see that Scripture has inspired you in this great way. I love the intricate detail of his head piece and the sun shining brightly in his eyes. Well done!

Rose Welty said...

Beautifully done Kasie! You've got quite a series there.

Jen said...

So sweet Kasie! I love the light too. I think real angels must be very courageous and ready for battle. Looking over our Christmas play, my daughter was noticing just how often angels have to say 'do not be afraid'. They must be way more terrifying than your little cutie!

60 toes said...

I love it, you did an awesome job!

hbedrosian said...

Beautifully done! The lighting and composition are fantastic.

Lisa B. said...

Absolutely amazing!

Alison said...

I love it too! Great work!

Kiana Fecteau said...

Beautiful! You were so excited in your last entry that I couldn't wait to see it. Now I see why you were so excited. It's fabulous!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

You all are so nice. Really.
Thanks!

Meg Lyman said...

Oh wow, he's beautiful! I especially love the sense of light!

Jo Castillo said...

This is so gorgeous and full of life. Great light and soul.

Sarah Jane said...

spectacular. one of my favorite scriptures:) I love his little expression! you capture everything so perfectly!!! I am so impressed!

Valarie said...

Kasie,
You have once again done an amazing job! I love the way you did the wings. The whole thing looks stunning!

Lei said...

So amazing. Just beautiful!

Valaine said...

Oh wow!! This is outstanding work :)

Dawn said...

I'm totally awed with the whole thing! Outstanding work Kasie.