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


18x24 poster  $22

Giclee prints


2 Corinthians 1:19-20
"Jesus Christ....was not yes and no, but in Him it has always been YES. For no matter how many promises God has made they are YES in Christ. And so through Him the "amen" is spoken by us to the Glory of God"

This piece was created one night when a group met for a free to create workshop night. The question the Lord had before us was simply a request for a gift. We ask the Lord to give each of us a gift. I found myself  energized as I soaked in worship music. I began to prepare my palette and instead of a brush I picked up one of my largest palette knives. I felt like I had a sword in my had as I picked up paint and applied it to the canvas. It had an unusually LOUD sound as it hit the canvas. I felt so much energy as I painted. The canvas had a stretcher bar right through the center. I kept running into it with my "sword". At first it bothered me then I stepped back and realized a "sword" image was taking form as my "sword/ palette knife" would hit the bar. I felt the urge to "go for it" allow the sword to be suggested. The piece was complete in about an hour and I felt the Lords joy as I stood back and just absorbed what had just been created!! I love the gifts God gives!!!! That night I feel like the Lord gave me a gift of His faithfulness to His promises and that He was calling me to say the AMEN to those promises, to bring HIm glory!
God is soooo faithful, TRUST HIM!

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1 comment:

Christine Nichols said...

I cannot stop looking at "Promise". I am drawn to it. The more I look, the more I see. There are figures above and below the sword and I see a white horse ready for battle. Wow, this painting makes me want to paint again!