I had always wanted to paint an angel, so I reflected on scriptures about them and looked at many photographs of angel sculptures, as well as angels depicted in art through the ages. My main inspiration for my angel was a carved wooden statue I saw once in a medieval museum. My subjects are Typically not overtly Christian in nature; I seek to infuse my art with subtle spiritual messages through titles or symbolism, and mainly by celebrating life and beauty.
My painting is done in a muted palette of oil paints, with gold accents, thickly painted in my impressionistic style.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” — Ephesians 6:12
Matthew Henry’s commentary on Ephesians 6:10-20 states: “Is not our life a warfare?...Is not our religion much more a warfare? It is so; for we struggle with the opposition of the powers of darkness, and with many enemies who would keep us from God and heaven. We have enemies to fight against, a captain to fight for, a banner to fight under, and certain rules of war by which we are to govern ourselves....By the actings of faith, we must fetch in grace and help from heaven to enable us to do that which of ourselves we cannot do, in our Christian work and warfare.”
As a worldly soldier would do, after putting on our spiritual armor, we can call out for backup. As Lord of hosts, God is willing and able to send supernatural help. In the spiritual battle, our help is His heavenly army of angelic warriors. As we wrestle in prayer and cry out for help, we can expect this to make a difference in the earthy as well as the heavenly places, where the real battle is taking place: between principalities, powers and rulers—the devil and all the powers of darkness—and the Lord’s armies of Heaven.
Original oil painting on gallery-width canvas. $2400 plus tax and shipping; please contact to see if personal delivery can be arranged. Contact Julialawing@gmail 704-796-8253
I have a studio in Concord, NC, and many available works. I am also available for commissions. Please See my artwork archive profile for the most current works and prices. https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/julia-chandler-lawing
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