Sometimes I feel really vulnerable when I am painting; at times, even afraid. The type of fear that surfaced when I was painting this was the fear of rejection, of missing the mark, and of doubt (can a painting can ever really say exactly what I want it to say?)
As I pushed through it, I realized that perhaps it was more than just me…there must be a message behind this. I began to enjoy the process of discovery, especially when I realized the name of this piece: “I will protect you.”
It is remarkable to consider how birds survive the winter. Yet, somehow they are protected. I have included a tiny bird in the last few paintings because there is something about the song of a tiny, lonely little thing that I could identify with. Although birds do not have a single possession to their name, they live in profound provision and freedom. I want to live like that too.
Acrylic on canvas: Misty Bedwell