Blue Sky, White Cloud

Hi Friends!

Looking for objects in the clouds was a fun game as a child when I traveled in the car or laid in the grass on a hot summer day, dreaming of the future. Driving across country this past summer reminded me of those sweet memories so I’m happy to announce the release of my new book, “Blue Sky, White Cloud.” It’s a 32 page book chock full of cloud photos and what might be seen in them.

The book is now available on Amazon. I hope you receive as much fun and enjoyment reading it with your kids and/or grandkids as I had creating it as an adult and remembering my childhood imagination. It also has the benefit of showing children different people’s perspectives.

To get your copy click here: https://tinyurl.com/y299r2xk

Adventures in Painting with Dawn Paul, Experimenting with Acrylic Mediums

Here’s my latest YouTube video where I experiment with acrylic paint mediums which include:

Liquitex Slo-dri

Liquitex Glazing Medium

Golden Soft Gel Matte

Golden Regular Gel Gloss

Golden Heavy Gel Matte

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgg7hMOA5-5A1_3G7CXRqNw

Hope this is helpful to you if you’re a painter!

 

“Joy”: A Good News Story

Hello friends!

I wanted to tell you a story about the sale of one of my paintings. Last winter I painted a series of watercolor and ink 16 x 20 inch paintings that I called “Fruits of the Spirit.” The first one, called “Joy,” gave me great joy as I painted it with Holy Spirit. As so many times these days, God went ahead of me. He gave me an assignment and I did my duty by obeying. Sometimes we don’t ever get to see the reward of our obedience, but on this occasion, I have certainly been blessed.

My friend Gina decided to buy this painting for her mom, Linda, as a birthday gift. Now, Linda is a strong woman of God and a pleasure to be around. She is empathetic, compassionate, and sympathetic to people’s plights. She spends time working with several organizations to bring the Word and move God’s kingdom forward.

When Gina gave her mom the painting, she also gave her a live sunflower and sent me some photos, which of course were very fun. On Facebook, Gina tagged me in a post to Linda, where she commented, “I decided to hang that wonderful picture in the dining room between the sconces. It looks so cute there and kind of hugs you wherever you go in the house. Tell Dawn I just love it so much.”

Now that in and of itself was a blessing, and I was assured that my “client” and friends were satisfied. But God. He gives us more than we can imagine.

A couple of weeks later, I was at an author event and Linda stopped in. She came near and told me how much she loves the painting, and that whenever she enters the house from her garage she sees it. She said it makes her so happy. As she was hugging me and making me tear up, the Holy Spirit in me confirmed that I had painted that for her specifically. ***Mind blown.***

God is so good. Linda sat with me for a while and began to pray for me. The next thing I knew, she was praying in tongues over me and gave me an extremely fulfilling Word from God. That’s how God works sometimes. Just out of the blue, a Word, a feeling, a blessing comes at you and blows you away. These moments with Him are amazing and I wish everyone I knew would grow close enough to Him, seeking Him, so they would experience them as I do. God is here, all the time. He is faithful and never changing. We just need to plug into His flow.

Today as I remember that moment, I thank my friend, Gina, and her mom, Linda, because of their faithfulness. I also thank God because there is no better feeling in the world than getting a glimpse with Him. It fills my heart and overflows.

Wishing you warmest blessings,

Dawn

New Paintings: Introducing the “Fantasy Flora 2” Collection

Hello my amazing friends!

I just wanted to share some new paintings I’ve been working on. I need to get them in the shop!

The last one, “Violet Burgundy” (snort, did you see what I did there?), is going to be a featured painting for a juried art show I was judged into! Details to come on that next week, but keep open June 14th or 15th. But for now, I hope you like them as much as I do, and watch for them in the shop.

God bless!

Dawn

My First Art Show

Hello, friends!

I’m so excited to tell you about my first art show! It’s beginning today, May 16, at the Village Artisans Gallery in Yellow Springs and the show is titled, “Birds & Bees: Pollinators and Awareness of Beneficial Insects.” It will run until June 21, and I will be attending the ending reception that day from 6-9pm. These three framed works will be available for sale there, and the new art prints are available in the shop on the website at DMPaul.com:

I’m inviting you to come see the show. It’s an amazing artsy place! Until next time, bee creative! (See what I did there? LOL)

Dawn

My First Art Submission

Hi friends!

I’m excited to share with you that I’ve entered my first art contest. I am praying my images are received well, as I’ve entered a few of the “Fantasy Flora” collection. I also wrote my first artist statement. It’s a bit on the short side, but hopefully has enough interesting info to help the submission. I’ll share it with you here as well as the images I entered.

“Artist Statement – As a Christian artist, I love to see pops of colors in our natural world. Taking moments to slow down and savor the incredible things that God created is important to me, especially since our everyday lives are so busy. I paint to share this experience.  Each digital painting has its own story and inspiration in the “Fantasy Flora” collection. My hope is that these images enable the viewer to focus on something outside of their busy schedule, to gain a few moments of mental rest.”

Hope you are finding time to have moments of mental rest this week!

God bless you,

Dawn

The Shop is UP!

Hello friends!

Once again it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but I have some exciting news-my art skill practice has paid off. I’ve been accepted into the Grove City Wine and Arts Festival juried show! It will be June 14 & 15 in Grove City, Ohio. I am totally excited, but there is so much to do!

Another bit of exciting news is that my shop is finally set up here on the website. You can now purchase book sets, autographed books, and fine art in the form of digital prints of my digital paintings and/or original watercolor paintings.

The rebranding has gone well. You may have noticed the new logo:

The short stories and poems I’ve written over the past few years are still available for free here, so please take a look around and enjoy a mental rest.

In gratitude,

Dawn