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Dance Like No One Is Watching (Janet Eriksson 2014)
Dance Like No One Is Watching (Janet Eriksson 2014)
I made this for a friend who loves to dance for the Lord!
Christ The Savior Is Born (Janet Eriksson 2014)
Christ The Savior Is Born (Janet Eriksson 2014)
This started as a Middle Eastern desert scene. As I began to paint what I thought was a large tent and lantern, I began to feel like this was instead the cave where Jesus Christ was born. From there the starlight - God's light - began to flow. This was my first attempt to mix oil pastels and acrylic. I loved the way the differences in textures gave it a three-dimensional look and feel.
Little Lamb (Janet Eriksson 2014)
Little Lamb (Janet Eriksson 2014)
I loved the surprise of this painting. The little lamb didn't appear till the very last minute! Is he gazing out peacefully over the beautiful hillside? Or is he ready to jump the fence!
Flowering Hedge (Janet Eriksson 2014)
Flowering Hedge (Janet Eriksson 2014)
This brought back memories of my childhood in Biscayne Park, Miami, Florida, where I used to love exploring outside. I love the way the paint - all acrylic - contrasts between the flowers and leaves. The flowers up close look and feel like velvet, while the leaves are shimmering and shiny.
Beautiful Boat (Janet Eriksson 4/3/14)
Beautiful Boat (Janet Eriksson 4/3/14)
I love sailing and wanted to capture this. Pink sails are like sailing at sunset. What a beautiful feeling.
Lava (Janet Eriksson 1/14)
Lava (Janet Eriksson 1/14)
This began as an attempt to paint the tranquil waters in a picture of Tahiti, and ended with molten lava! I had great fun doing this one.
Ekaterinburg Lights (Janet Eriksson 4/3/14)
Ekaterinburg Lights (Janet Eriksson 4/3/14)
I loved the old furniture in the apartment where I lived for a short time in Ekaterinburg, Russia. I began to imagine what it would look like with multi-colored lights. This painting captures the feel and memory of living in this amazing city in the Ural Mountains on the western edge of Siberia.
Footprints (Janet Eriksson 4/5/14)
Footprints (Janet Eriksson 4/5/14)
Yes, these are my feet! I traced them. This was great fun. Why settle for one color for the toenails when each one can be its own color! I threw in the toe ring just for fun.
Where Whales Love To Play (Janet Eriksson 4/10/14)
Where Whales Love To Play (Janet Eriksson 4/10/14)
When I painted this, I noticed two dark splotches like fish kept appearing in the waves. I tried to work them out but felt that the Lord said to leave them there. The next day in the news, I saw a photo of a mother and baby whale in the surf. Amazing! God is so sweet to have shared that moment with me while painting. He will do the same for you!
Ready for Spring! (Janet Eriksson 2/27/15)
Ready for Spring! (Janet Eriksson 2/27/15)
A prophetic painting for sure! I painted this either during, right after, or in between ice storms during this long winter. This was my break from studying during one of my most challenging semesters. Lo and behold, God came through! We did survive the winter, and the spring landscape appeared more beautiful than ever.
Welcoming Spring (Janet Eriksson 2/27/15)
Welcoming Spring (Janet Eriksson 2/27/15)
This was another "longing for spring" painting during an unusually tough and icy north Georgia winter. What came to mind when I began to paint this was Gibbs Garden, our beautiful gardens in nearby Ball Ground, Georgia where I love to stroll through the seasons. This reminded me of the Japanese maples that color the Japanese gardens, as the wildflowers dot the landscape. While those are more "fall" events at the gardens, this was on my heart as I longed for the life and colors of spring.
Slowly and Surely (Janet Eriksson 1/17/14)
Slowly and Surely (Janet Eriksson 1/17/14)
This colorful little snail is the second in a series of "Redemption Rainbows" paintings. I felt inspired by the Lord to create paintings that reflect how He heals us. The background is painted with multiple colors in whatever pattern feels inspired. Then I cut out the animal shape, tape it to the wood, and paint over it with a solid color. After peeling away the tape, the image emerges with all its original colors. This reflects the way God heals us to reveal who He has truly created us to be!
God is Love (Janet Eriksson 3/10)
God is Love (Janet Eriksson 3/10)
I drew this picture during our creative art time while serving on the ministry team with Tree of Life at a women's inner healing retreat in Cumming, Georgia. A professional artist on our team drew the teddy bear at my request. I was having a tough day (this was right around the time my mother passed away) and really needed to focus on God's teddy bear love.
Dolphin for Kera (Janet Eriksson 7/5/15)
Dolphin for Kera (Janet Eriksson 7/5/15)
Made this dolphin for a precious girl! (Drops of rubbing alcohol on paint made the blue bubble background.)

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