Heart of the Artist

A few years ago I went to a function for emerging artist to have my art work critiqued. One of the statements I received in this critique was… art should never need to be explained. If you need to add words or a statement to your work, you didn’t say what you wanted to  through your work. I have wrestled with this thought the past few years. The process of this struggle has lead me to add a page to my web-site entitled “The Heart of the Artist” to do just that. Call me a rebel if you want, but who can read another’s persons thoughts or intentions? God kindly reminded me in scripture that no one knows a man’s inner thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him.” 1 Corinthians 2:11 Honestly I think Art that speaks for it’s self is a great accomplishment and a wonderful goal to grow with. Although I also think that on some pieces it’s just fun to share my heart.

Summer Rain sm

Summer Rain Colored pencil & Watercolor By Julie Armendariz

When I look at life I am often challenged at the struggles that can pour upon us. There are times when I find myself, umbrella in hand, taking cover in the storms of life; relying on my strength, only to find myself wearied and drenched in anxious frustration. Summer Rain is a painting that expresses the need to arrive at that place of acknowledgment as God’s child; knowing that something glorious happens when we humble ourselves before His throne of grace, laying down all our efforts, thus letting God our Father cover us with His mighty power, which is quite capable of helping us in our time of need.

About Julie Armendariz

Hi, I am a Artist, Photographer, Christian, wife & mom. I love hiking, nature, poetry & spending time with my family. This Blog is a place for me to share my Art, Photography, writing and faith.
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1 Response to Heart of the Artist

  1. inspireddaybyday says:

    What a truly beautiful painting and a beautiful post!

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