The story behind this colored pencil drawing is noteworthy, as it demonstrates the power of the Holy Spirit working in a small way within an individual on a personal level. I am compelled to share it, as it may be encouraging to others.
I began this drawing to depict a scene within a little wine shop I visited in Beaune, France. The original scene had wine glasses and bottles on top of the cask and a map of Burgundy on the wall. It was my first attempt at a detailed colored pencil drawing.
In the midst of starting this drawing, my wife came in and asked me to pray with her for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit. I stopped what I was doing, and we prayed together. When I returned to my work after prayer, the purpose of the drawing had changed.
The subject had changed to Holy Communion and the Cross, in a simple rustic setting. The title, “The Vinedresser’s Table,” refers to John 15:1-8, where Jesus is the True Vine and the Father is the Vinedresser.
I am certain that the new purpose for the drawing was given by the Holy Spirit. I have not yet done it justice, and intend to render this as a wet media painting in the future.
Here is the original photo that was used as a reference for the drawing.
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It’s great to see your artistic talents. Keep us posted.
October 23, 2013 at 7:05 am
Thank you for the encouragement, Russ. There are several ways for you to stay abreast of new updates – email, RSS, Facebook, or Twitter – name your poison. Pick your preference in the sidebar to the right.
October 25, 2014 at 10:28 pm
You have made coloured pencil look so professional! Love the shading!