2018: A Year For Hope (Watercolor Reveal)

I had trouble sleeping last night. Or maybe I just woke super early. In any case, as soon as it became obvious I wasn’t going back to sleep anytime soon, I decided to get up and try a little painting.

When I started working on the word picture for this blog series, I had a vision in my head/heart of what I wanted it to look like. It was to be a reflection of not only of what a dear loved one spoke over me, but also of my own heart as related to season I’ve been going through.

And over the many attempts, the word picture began to take shape … to the point that I started sharing it in this blog series. But I still wasn’t very happy with it.

So this morning, instead of trying to finish the existing watercolor, I decided to try something new.
This is the “work in process”, begun January 2018.

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untitled, PHTW, 1/15/18

And this is what I painted today. It just flowed so easily. I am really pleased with it and feel that it represents exactly what I wanted to put on paper.

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The Perfume Bottle, PuttingHopeToWork.com, 03/15/18

In my next blog post, I’ll write about the inspiration and what it means to me. And then I’ll start working on my next word-picture, which is already being birthed in my imagination!

In the mean time, I’d love to hear what this word picture speaks to your heart. Please feel free to comment below.

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All sketches and watercolors posted on this website are the sole property of the author and are for exclusive display on the website PuttingHopeToWork.com.

4 thoughts on “2018: A Year For Hope (Watercolor Reveal)”

  1. This is such an amazing depiction of a beautiful exchange. I see the essence of your love and aderation. A visual of intimacy and the secret place…. what a beautiful gift you have, to be able to express visually how he sees you… that word came from his heart…

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  2. I’d say the girl is a water nymph releasing her element’s essence into the atmosphere, like the natural process of evaporation but with some hidden purpose most do not see.

    The only thing missing from the “work in progress” is maybe some definition to the arms and, perhaps, the word HOPE formed out of the “steam” or light she is transitioning toward the sky, or releasing into the atmosphere to reach around the world.

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