This is a triptych – that is one painting covering three separate canvases. I painted this soon after I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. I wanted God’s help to be a fighter, an overcomer and beat this cancer but at the same time I knew I might soon be called to Heaven. I read God’s promise to His children that those who overcome hard things here on earth will get to eat of the Tree of Life in Heaven! So this is my impression of what one of those branches might look like!
This project took me a very long time (each canvas is 24″ x 36″) and that allowed me to process my diagnosis and at the same time be comforted by these delightful, hopeful thoughts of Heaven!
Being constantly amazed at the Creator’s color palette I tried to include EVERY color in the background.
Tree of Life
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Oh Barbara! These are lovely, beautiful, and meaningful. Like seeing into your love for your Father.
Thank you, dear friend!
This is my favorite. Love the colors. You do amazing work.
It’s one of my favorites too, Sheri. Thank you for your encouragement!
Dear Mrs. Coleman,
Your paintings are just as precious as you are! I am so happy to know about your website. I viewed all of your paintings in one sitting. I was totally captivated and moved on to each new painting with joyful anticipation. And, I loved reading the insights you shared in your comments.
Our “Creator’s color palette” was so beautifully displayed in your paintings. I especially loved the flower paintings. The intricate details that you captured in your flower creations were absolutely breathtaking. WOW! Truly, Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Matthew 6:29)
Our Heavenly Father has given you a special gift. Thank you for sharing it with us and using it for His glory. I know that it has been, and will continue to be, a blessing to many. And, how merciful that our loving Shepherd would also use this gift to comfort, encourage, and strengthen your heart in the midst of suffering. Your faithful testimony, through hard providences, over many years has given my heart hope. I am truly grateful, and I can’t wait to see the July paintings!
I love you,
Thank you, precious friend, for you loving comments. You have encouraged my heart beyond words!
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