I love hanging beautiful artwork in my home so I was especially pleased to be introduced to Havenlight art. I selected a piece created by Jenedy Paige called The Gate. The painting features the savior, Jesus Christ, as a shepherd watching over his sheep. I love this image and the message portrayed by the shepherd resting by the gate. He knows all of his sheep and he is protecting them, acting as “the gate” to the sheepfold.
This painting and its message is so comforting. I enjoyed sharing the information provided by the artist with my family. I’m thrilled to have this piece hanging on the wall of my living room. It’s a beautiful way to bring a feeling of peace to the room.
I’m grateful to Havenlight for providing the art piece and excited to share a special coupon code for you! You can purchase any piece for 20% off by using my code: RACHELLE. And as an added bonus, you can go HERE and enter the $200 gift certificate giveaway!
Jenedy Paige Bio:
I am a realist in every sense of the word. I paint things as they exist, in the representational tradition, but also in the concepts behind my work. I am a truth teller. I love the classical approach to painting and its ability to so easily invite the viewer in. However, I also know the value abstraction, and the power it has to express things that realism cannot, and so I try to include both in my paintings. There is nothing I love more than a delicate and detailed figure on an expressive background.
My paintings begin in a journal. I record my frustrations, sorrows, joys, ambitions, hopes and then I transform those words into images. I guess you could say I very literally draw from life experience. I try to be as honest as I can in the telling, I don’t mince words. I then release the story to the canvas, and as I paint I am enabled to process the experience in a new way and to learn from it. I’m not fast, I take my time with the painting, and the lesson in it. Layer by layer I work, carefully revealing the wisdom inside.
When it comes to creating images I believe that simplicity is key. The more concise you can say something, the more powerful it is. So although my writing is usually lengthy, I look for symbols I can use, and try to condense my thoughts into a concise visual statement. I strive to find a shortcut right to the heart of the viewer, something that will strike them at first glance.
When I have taken the painting as far as I can, I return to writing. And just when I think I have dissected a particular idea, when I have learned all I could, writing usually takes it one step further. Words then become the final layer to the piece. The work and the text are then offered up together to others. I then find my experiences are not all that original, as the work strikes a familiar cord in the viewer. People often place themselves inside my work, and add their story to mine, and thus my heart and the heart of my audience connect over the canvas.