Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Work In Progress

As an artist sometimes I will share a work in progress.  
WIP
The painting is not finished.   It may just be in
the beginning stages or almost complete.   It may need more contrast, deeper values, or a few more details.   There are times though when I am uncertain what is needed or how to finish.  In my eyes there is something missing.  It doesn't meet my expectations.      


 Similarly I also am a work in progress.    The difference is that my creator knows exactly what  He must do to finish me.  He may soften some edges... 
               wipe out areas that need to be brighter... deepen values to show contrast between dark and light.    There may be places where my composition needs to be stronger or unnecessary clutter that leaves no place for the eye to rest.   Whatever changes He makes will refine me and bring me to a good finish.

If there is any one of you who like me might be a work in progress take heart..."being confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."  Phil. 1:6 (NIV).   Please have a wonderful evening - God Bless!

27 comments:

  1. I love works in progress , the journey , for me, is always as important as the destination .
    Love your post and your WIP Lilly !

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  2. I absolutely love this work in progress, Debbie!

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  3. Gorgeous work in progress Debbie! Great post!

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  4. What a perfect analogy. The painting is beautiful, as are you.

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  5. Wow, thank you for such an encouraging post. Excellent wip all the way around!

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  6. Whew....what a good word! I'm always a work in progress and though it can be tough being refined, the finished product will be better than ever! Your lily painting is beautiful! Blessings, Roxie

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  7. Love the soft start you have, Debbie. Thanks for the reminder that we all are indeed a work in progress.

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  8. Such a beautiful post Debbie thank you for sharing these words with us :) and your day lily painting is gorgeous!

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  9. Love the painting as it is. Full of promise. I'm proud of you for trying during this trying winter. I was busting open and carrying water around this morning to feed the animals and thought my fingers were frostbitten. I'm afraid my muse has been frozen on the farm but it's too cold to try and go find her. Yet, I am making myself paint as I know in the end, it will turn out.

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  10. A lovely post and great words. Your flower is really lovely, maybe just some deepening of color will do the trick to make you satisfied :-)) xx

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  11. Your painting of the day lily is beautiful, so soft and lush! Your analogy is also perfect! Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Diane

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  12. We are all works in progress. Your painting, though, looks pretty finished to me. May we all end this life as a wonderful masterpiece.

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  13. Lovely thoughts produces lovely creations

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  14. lovely painting and lovely post. thanks dear Debbie, love to you,Diana

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  15. Your day lily is lovely and will blossom with a little added work and patience...just like we will. Enjoy!

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  16. That's a beautiful day lily, Debbie. I think everyone is a work in progress; I know I am.

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  17. Lovely post and lovely comparison between you and your art. Have a lovely weekend

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  18. This is a beauty Deb ... lovely words and ARt!

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  19. lovely piece, this is going to be a stunner... :-)

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  20. Nicely said Debbie! Could be your flower is almost perfect ...then maybe a few more strokes would bring it to a new level! Who knows? That's the beauty of it all, trying and learning always. Have a beautiful day Debbie!

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  21. We all are works in progress...I just hope I turn out as beautiful as your art.

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  22. What a nice post, Debbie, thank you! Your painting is already beautiful, and so are you!

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  23. Good to see that painting taking shape.

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  24. The flower looks beautiful Debbie and I enjoyed seeing the pages of your sketchbook too, your pencil work and lovely nature studies. You certainly have a very different world, snow and cold temperatures. A great time to stay in and create. It is a very grey day today, windy and raining, not very spring like at all. So glad I took the time to enjoy yesterday. Glad you enjoyed seeing the snowdrops. It was nice to find your message, thank you.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend, and keep warm.

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  25. Debbie, your work is so beautiful, you have a wonderful talent!
    Enjoy the weekend.
    XO Mary

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  26. Debbie, Yes, I too am a work in progress, and so grateful to be worthy of God's grace and patience. Have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

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