THE DOVE Presence and Provision: Receive and Release “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. “ John 14:25-27 Gods promise of presence and provision: drawing in, releasing and waiting…… and knowing He , “the Dove” could turn a fly at any moment…. This painting is about Holy Spirits Presence as well as His provision and sustenance. Years ago I raised white doves. I learned that they are one of the few birds that have "crop milk" for their young. The chicks hatch and then nestle up in their mothers’ chest feathers. There she has a type of milk called “crop milk” this is the chicks first nourishment. Holy Spirit was reminding me of this as I painted that Sunday. I KNOW this piece is about Holy Spirits presence and Gods provision! When I am painting during a worship service I am in constant conversation with the Holy Spirit about the canvas I’m working on. I know He has a plan for the piece and I want it to represent what I’m sensing is on His heart. This piece evolved differently than my other pieces I’ve painted with the Lord. This time He had me to lay in the colors and movement of the background by using my fingers to paint. Then I added a few brush strokes. As worship ended that day I sensed the Lord tell me to just sit down and just wait for what was to happen next on this piece. I had begun to see the movement of wings but just was not released to paint them at that time. I took the canvas back to my studio and began to ask the Lord about the next steps. I had seen a dove in the canvas the Sunday it was started, but was not released to paint it that day. I didn’t really understand why, but I wanted to be obedient to what I felt Him saying. As I sat in the studio studying the piece I looked at it and I began to see an image looking back towards me. It was a woman looking as if she was riding the back of this dove! I took my brush in hand and began pulling the wings out and then worked on the woman. Clearly she was sitting on His back and looking back over her shoulder to the viewer. As I painted I suddenly felt a shift inside of me. Sounds odd, but I knew the piece was about to make a big change. I stood back and asked the Holy Spirit for help I listened and watched for where I was to move next. It became very clear to me that The Dove was to painted now. I began to rough it in and then realized the woman I'd seen was now at the heart of this beautiful dove. The chest was very significant! It represents provision and protection, a breastplate of covenant colors! A spectrum of colors began to spill off my brush as if it were ALIVE! The wings receiving and releasing yet His tail feathers were like an anchor. They were pulling in, receiving and releasing all at the same time and yet He is still but could turn quickly! The piece is amazing me as I discover what all God is doing in what He has unfolded to me! I ADORE painting and journeying with Him !! I pray the Lord releases revelation of His heart as you take time to receive all that’s being released through this piece. That provision and protection surrounds you as you experience His presence. Enjoying His presence! ~~~ Jennifer Jones

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Come and Sit......

giclee prints


This is a painting that was created during a free to create workshop. The question we had before the Lord was, " What does Your Love to me look like?" As I soaked colors began to become vivid to me and then  after just soaking in these rich color I began to see a simple chair. I got up and began the process of layer upon layer creating the layers of color I had been in. I stood back and realized there was no room for the "chair" I began asking the Lord where it was suppose to be. As I painted the edges of the piece I turned it over and there was the perfect place for my chair just to sit and be still . I asked the Lord for the colors of the chair and gently He showed me the lavender and glass green. I felt something blowing over the chair. after I had finished painting that night I set up the piece and suddenly I began to see eyes and a nose looking at the chair/ at me through the colors!! The next time I was able to paint I began to pull out the image and realized it was a lions nose and the eyes of a lamb blowing over me. I felt the Lord saying slow down and just sit with Me let Me blow over you. I was falling in love with what I was feeling. I completed the mane , or I thought I was painting a mane. Stood back and looked and found a mans face  looking at the chair, then a eagle and several other images. I am amazed at what Holy Spirit created in this piece and I'm not real sure what they all mean. I would love to hear your thoughts.

It is very interesting to look at the piece and the meaning of the colors. After the piece was completed I looked the colors up and I was amazed!!
Here is a list of colors and their meanings

Prophetic Meanings of colors

                                                      colors and their meanings

Lavender                   Transparency/ vulnerability, fragrance, intercession

Orange                       Courage, passion, dunamis power, fire, harvest, strength

Green                     New beginnings, growth, hope, restoration, happiness, springtime, birth

Yellow                       Courtship with God, intentional pursuit, the Glory of God

Iridescent white        Angelic presence, blessings of God’s truth

Blue                       Heavenly, prophetic, Holy Spirit, grace, revelation, knowledge, the river of 
                                   God, life giving flow of the Holy Spirit

Black                         The mysteries of God, the secret place, depths

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