Friday, April 19, 2013

PPF: Who are You, Sir?

 I've taught myself never to say my work is ugly,
and I'm not going to start now!
Especially since I can't fix this,
as I am leaving in a few minutes to go 
to the beach!

This is St. Paul before he was a saint
...when he was Saul,
and intent on persecuting Christians,
the ones who followed The Way.
Jesus stopped him
and asked,
"Why are you persecuting me?"
"Who are you, sir?" Saul asked.
"I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting."
After Saul learned about Jesus,
he began preaching about him,
traveling all over to tell everyone who would listen
that Jesus is the Lord
and we must all follow Him!
Isn't this an amazing story?
What could have converted a man sooo angry
at Christians because he was a man who wanted to protect the 
Jewish way?
Only a personal, intimate knowledge of the man who called him!

I am giving another workshop
called "A Future Full of Hope".
We will be painting over collage.

Here it is, all painted over,
but I still have to put words
using gel medium.

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose,
#9, Gail of
On May 3, Gail is holding a Friday Blog Party:
a Community Read-athon. 
I'm going to go visit to find out
what that is!

Thank you for dropping by!
You are appreciated!


  1. I think your page displays Paul as Saul very well Lovely work!

  2. what fab Paintovers ..and the Paul as Saul ist stunning!

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  3. I just love the fresco feel of your icon of St. Paul. The deep colors and texture are mesmerizing. Blessings!

  4. Not ugly at all. You captured Paul/Saul wel. Love your palette used!

  5. I like your inky drawing of Saul before he became Paul and was filled with light...Happy PPF xox

  6. Your paintovers are great and I think Paul looks great too. Nicely done.

  7. lovely artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

  8. I think this is a great rendering of St. Paul. He looks like a statue, like he's made of stone. I wish I were going to the beach too!! :)

  9. Wonderful work with perfect Colors!
    Happy PPF and hugs

  10. Beautiful, Patsy. St. Paul is wonderful.

  11. Not ugly, but beautiful and very expressive! The painted collage is very pretty - happy colors! <3

  12. I love the poignant moments in the Bible when Jesus is in solitary communication with someone. Paul here...Mary at the tomb when He calls her name...His voice must have sounded both terrible and sweet. We will hear it one day.

  13. Your art just amazes me, Patsy. God has given you such a tremendous and beautiful gift, and I am SO grateful to God that He has laid it on your heart to use your gifts for His glory. You are such a blessing to me.
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. Paul's story IS magnificent! I've always loved the contrast of his before and after. Your art, as always, just makes my heart sing.

  15. WE had a little song we sang at VBS with the kids. My life was dark as sin, until the Saviour came in. I think this is a good lable for your picture.
    Thank you so very for sharing this wonderful artwork with us this week. We love seeing it.
    Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. it is a great story! and i love how you put these stories to art. beautiful work! your workshop looks like fun! :)

  17. The dark colors of Saul's portrait really reflect his nature at that time, so an excellent interpretation! Love the painted collage too!

  18. You have shared a very powerful truth here - that those who persecute Jesus with such passion will be converted when they 'see' him face to face. I love your artwork but equally inspiring are the truths you share in so few words. :)
    God bless.

  19. Beautiful art work , adore the colours you used for Saul, perfect in rendering him in his dark phase.


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