I am doubly proud, indebted,  and more than exhilarated as I make my entry today in this site.  Once more, I taste the goodness of a generous heart to allow me to paint one of her inspiring nature photos entitled  ”ENDLESS WATERFALLS”.

There are millions of artworks out there, but a knowledge about the artist, a personal encounter, and a developing connection, makes that art more  meaningful and valuable.

She is one of the few earth-keepers, who has a passion to save and protect nature and the environment.  Her works of art expose us to the gentle and the beautiful yet so vulnerable earth and life within.

She takes delight in small creatures like birds and butterflies, reaching  out to feel and exalt in the beauty that is around her.  Her reverence for life and creation, honors God who created the heavens and the earth.

The artist in her, notices the changing hues, shapes, textures, and fleeting lights that passes her horizon. “One day the valley looks calm and serene whereas  another day the clouds create an ominous approaching drama as they roll over the mountains.”

Meet Lara Ellis…a dear friend, a wonderful, kind, and beautiful woman, a worthy citizen of this world we live in.

Born in 1969 in Laguna Beach, California, USA, she now lives  in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband where she has been photographing nature scenes for the past 17 years.

Her works have been published in the 2011 Farmers & Merchant’s Bank  Calendar. She won 1st place in the 2007 Chincoteague Bay Trail’s End Photo Contest and Second and  an honorable mention in the 2006 Shenandoah Audubon Photo Contest.


Lara Ellis

Fine Art Photography

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The painting:

“For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance.”

-Isaiah 66:11

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40′ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas

Lyn Deutsch 2011

Original painting is available for sale

Price: US750


I am very excited with my entry today, featuring one of the most talented, most beautiful, young artists we have here in the Philippines – Johanna Velasco-Deutsch.

She has won numerous awards in painting, design,  illustrations,  and photography.  I have always admired her works for its originality, spontaneity, candidness, yet deeply meaningful compositions.

Johanna Velasco-Deutsch has been awarded as one of the Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.  She also got the coveted GOLD AWARD at the 49th Society of Illustrators’ (Los Angeles, USA).  Her photos are hauntingly impressive as well as her drawings.

I am very privileged to paint one of her stunning photos as commissioned by a dear friend who would not relent until I paint it.

This is the photo by Johanna Velasco Deutsch entitled, “CAN YOU HEAR MY HEART BEATING LIKE A HAMMER?”

I have asked permission from Johanna to paint this photo as close as possible in deference to the one who has commissioned it.  So, here’s the painting which I have entitled, “RUN”.

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead… as I press on toward the goal of finishing well, the hurts of a lifetime are blurred and cleansed as the light of the Spirit leads me purposefully and deliberately to yet another adventure that is by far greater and more exciting than I have ever known…”

-Tuesday Marie Soriano


36″ X 36″ Acrylic on Canvas

Lyn Deutsch 2011


This sharing of gifts and talents brings a surge of deep joy in my heart, uplifting each other and helping each other grow in our own unique individual fields without infringement of each other’s rights.  I know there are some artists who will not allow their works to be used as reference for other artists, and I do respect  their stance.

My heartfelt appreciation to Lara Ellis, John Scates,  Johanna Velasco-Deutsch, and Tuesday Soriano, who so far have been all so gracious to permit these collaborative works.  I can see that this series ‘Painting Inspired By A Photo’ is defining this site in days to come and who knows may influence other artists to open up to unbounded possibilities.

Thank you and God’s immeasurable blessings be upon you!


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This image has drawn my eye for its universal emotional appeal. The photographer and artist, John Scates lives in a small coastal town of Milford, Connecticut on the shores of Long Island Sound, New England. He was kind enough to allow me to use this photograph as painting reference.

The image of a man and woman, that could be husband and wife or lovers, in a dreary rainy day sunk deep in my heart. I thought I can rescue the gloom of the weather through a painting that will bring the sunshine in, inspite of the rain.

I wanted to convey that when marriages honor the covenants they have made to each other and God becomes the center of their relationship there is hope, unconditional love, joy, and faithfulness.

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20″ X 40″ Acrylic on Canvas
Lyn Deutsch 2011
Original painting is available for sale
Price: US$750

Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you, For where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. And where you die, I will die and there I will be buried. May the Lord do with me and more if anything but death parts you from me.


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This photo was taken by Lara Ellis on Cleawox lake at sunset in the Fall. Cleawox lake is one of the many lakes near Florence, Oregon.

I have asked Lara’s permission to make a painting of this stunning photo. I was drawn to the serenity and the magical setting of this composition.

I have not veered much from the topography of the place that is documented in this photo in respect for the photographer’s sentimental memories of such.

I have instead, added drama to the sweeping skies, expressing my awe of the scenery that pointed me to the Great Creator God!

I have envied the position of the fisherman who was in perfect consonance with all the arrangements of the ages obeying the laws that regulates the spheres. His hand consciously does what Arcturus and Orion are doing without thought, appealing to one of the grandest force that sways the universe.

72″ X 40″ Acrylic on Canvas
Lyn Deutsch 2011
Price: US850

“By the word of God the heavens were of old” (2 Peter 3:5). When the earth was formless and dark, Your voice, Oh Lord, was heard, saying, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3), and at thy word” light leaped forth. “At thy word day and night took up their places, and “at thy word” the dry land appeared, and the seas retired to their channels. “At thy word” the globe was mantled over with green, and vegetable life began. “At thy word apppeared the sun and moon and stars, “for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” (Genesis 1:14). “At thy word” the living creatures filled the seas and air and land, and man at last appeared.”

Of all these, we are well assured, for by “faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God” (Hebrews 11:3). Living in conformity with the word of our Lord, we feel ourselves to be in order with all the forces of the universe, travelling on the main track of all real existence. Is not this a sublime condition, even though it is seen in the common deeds of our everyday life?”

– Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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