30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 7


Day 7 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days: Monochromatic Watercolor Still Life on Canson, 140 lb, 9×12

Today I reconnected with my former art teacher and told her of the struggle I’ve been having with watercolor, how I’m just not satisfied with the results I’ve been getting. She suggested that I try a monochromatic painting, such as we did in class years ago. So I did. And to be honest, although it isn’t perfect, I think it’s better than the one I did in class years ago, and it was relaxing.

A WP friend and fellow blogger, Lynn Abbott of Through Ink and Image, suggested I combine the art with poetry. I thought that was an excellent idea, so I’m going to take her up on it.

Tonight’s poem is based upon Psalm 56:8,

You number my wanderings: put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?


These weary feet oft washed in my own tears
Have trodden this long road for years on end
Through many a sweltering day and chilly night.
I cannot see what lies beyond the bend.
But my long journey has not gone unseen
By the eyes of Him who watches evermore.
The Book of Life now bears my name within,
And a bottle keeps each single tear in store.

Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

If you are interested in joining the challenge, you can sign up at Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge and then post and/or view the other entries at the linkup.


6 thoughts on “30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 7

  1. Beautiful image – I admire artists because they start with nothing, a blank canvas, and have to make something of it – whereas photographers start with a frequently overfull canvas and have (if they know what they’re doing) to subtract from it. A 🙂

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