PAINTING INSPIRED BY A PHOTO BY LARA ELLIS


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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.
http://cobartist.blogspot.com/2011/06/featured-artist-lara-ellis.html
http://lara1ellis.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/and-then-there-were-two/

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.


SUNSET BY THE LAKE
72″ X 40″ Acrylic on Canvas
Lyn Deutsch 2011
ORIGINAL PAINTING IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
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

Canvas prints and Greeting cards of this painting are available:
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TASTE AND SEE


 

HAVE YOU TASTED MY JESUS?

At the University of Chicago Divinity School each year they have what is called “Baptist Day.” It is a day when all the Baptists in the area are invited to the school because they want the Baptist dollars to keep coming in. On this day each one is to bring a sack lunch to be eaten outdoors in a grassy picnic area. Every “Baptist Day” the school would invite one of the greatest minds to lecture in the theological education center.

One year they invited Dr. Paul Tillich. Dr. Tillich spoke for two and one-half hours proving that the resurrection of Jesus was false. He quoted scholar after scholar and book after book. He concluded that since there was no such thing as the historical resurrection the religious tradition of the church was groundless, emotional mumbo-jumbo, because it was based on a relationship with a risen Jesus, who, in fact, never rose from the dead in any literal sense. He then asked if there were any questions.

After about 30 seconds, an old, dark skinned preacher with a head of short-cropped, woolly white hair stood up in the back of the auditorium. “Docta Tillich, I got one question,” he said as all eyes turned toward him. He reached into his sack lunch and pulled out an apple and began eating it. “Docta Tillich …” CRUNCH, MUNCH … “My question is a simple question, “CRUNCH, CUNCH …”Now I ain’t never read them books you read … “CRUNCH, MUNCH … “and I can’t recite the Scriptures in the original Greek … “ CRUNCH, MUNCH … “I don’t know nothin’ about Niebuhr and Heidegger …”CRUNCH, MUNCH .

He finished the apple. “All I wanna know is: This apple I just ate—was it bitter or sweet?”
Dr. Tillich paused for a moment and answered in exemplary scholarly fashion: “I cannot possibly answer that question, for I haven’t tasted your apple.”

The white-haired preacher dropped the core of his apple into his crumpled paper bag, looked up at Dr. Tillich and said calmly, “Neither have you tasted my Jesus.”

The 1,000 plus in attendance could not contain themselves. The auditorium erupted with applause and cheers. Dr. Tillich thanked his audience and promptly left the platform.

 Source Unknown

“O taste and see that the LORD is good;How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”

Psalm 34:8

APPLE

12″ X 12″ ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

LYNDEUTSCH2008

ORIGINAL PAINTING IS SOLD

FOUR APPLES



Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
Galatians 6:7

What seven words were missing from Adam’s vocabulary? We are told in Genesis 2:19 that Adam called every living creature… the name thereof.” Adam must have had a tremendous vocabulary. Today there are over 3500 different mammals, 8600 birds, 5500 reptiles and amphibians. Doubtless there existed many more in Adam’s day. And he named them all! In spite of this, however, there were seven simple words unknown and unexperienced by Adam prior to his fall. These words were:

DEATH:
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die” (Genesis 2:16,17).

NAKEDNESS:
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings (Genesis 3:7).

CURSED:
“Then to Adam He said, ‘Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it;
Cursed is the ground because of you: In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.

SORROW: Genesis 3:17

THORNS:
“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you shall eat the plants of the field; (Genesis 3:18)

SWEAT:
By the sweat of your face You shall eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19)

SWORD:
So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life. (Genesis 3:24

(Reference: page 23, Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible, by H.L. Wilmington, Tyndale House Publishers, 1984)

FOUR APPLES
4 FRAMES 12” X12”/FRAME ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
LYNDEUTSCH2008
ORIGINAL PAINTING IS SOLD

HAVE A BITE



When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
-Genesis 3:6

HAVE A BITE
12” x 32” ACRYLIC ON BOARD
LYNDEUTSCH2006

ONE FLESH



For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
-Genesis 2:24,25

God gave marriage as a gift to Adam and Eve. They were perfectly created for each other. Marriage was not just for convenience, nor was it brought about by any culture. It was instituted by God and has three basic aspects. (1) the man ‘leaves’ his father and mother and, in a public act promises himself to his wife; (2) the man and woman are joined together by taking responsibility for each other’s welfare and loving their mate above all others; (3) the two become ‘one person’ or ‘oneflesh’ in the intimacy and commitment of sexual union which is reserved for marriage. Strong marriages today include all three of these aspects.

-Life Application Bible, p 9

ONE FLESH
12” x 32” ACRYLIC ON BOARD
LYNDEUTSCH2006

EVE: woman


Then the LORD God said,
“It is not good for the man to be alone;
I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
And the Lord God fashioned into
a woman the rib which He had
taken from the man, and brought
her to the man. And the man said,
“This is now bone of my bones,
and flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”
-Genesis 2:18,22,23

WOMAN
24” X 66” ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
LYN DEUTSCH 2008
ORIGINAL PAINTING AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Price: US$1500

THE GARDEN



The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria And the fourth river is the Euphrates. Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”
-Genesis 2:8-17

CASCADES GARDEN
42″€X 42″€ ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
LYNDEUTSCH 2008
ORIGINAL PAINTING AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Price: US$750
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