30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 28

mountain river miniature painting

Day 25 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days: “Trees by the River” acrylic on canvas paper, approx. 1″ x 2″


As the trees by the river
Bring forth their fruit in due season
So the man who sends his roots deep
Into the Word of God

Have I mentioned before how much I love the mountains? If you are new to my blog, you wouldn’t know; but those of you who have been with me any length of time know that the mountains are my favorite vacation spot, my favorite place to get alone with God and be still, my favorite place to think, sing, take photos, write, pray, and paint, my favorite place to be. Enough said. 🙂

This will not be my only mountain painting. And yes, I will eliminate the rocky edge of the water, or use a different brush so I can make them smaller as they move toward the background, or graduate them larger toward the foreground and add more detail. I wanted them to disappear to almost nothing as they moved away, but that was the smallest I could get with that particular brush. Painting in tiny spaces has its challenges, but I am learning with practice.

This painting reminds me of Psalm 1. In fact, my poem is based on the first three verses.

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.

five miniature nature scenes the size of a piano ivory

Here are all the miniature paintings I’ve done so far.

There’s a bonus painting in this photo, one that is actually for tomorrow. I painted two tonight, but will present them on separate nights. I needed to get a little ahead because I have a trip coming up this weekend.


If you are interested in seeing the other entries, you may check them out at the linkup.

“Trees by the River” copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

2 thoughts on “30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 28

    • Thank you, Lynn! I went to the mountains last summer, but this next trip (actually leaving this evening) is to a camp only 45 minutes from my house. No mountains here, unfortunately, but I may get to see some armadillos, and I plan to go on the zip line. It’ll be a first for me. 🙂


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