HOPE Tropical Ocean Oil Painting. This is part of a series I am working on that includes the word “hope”.
Medium: Oil Paint on Canvas Panel
Size: 16″ W x 12″ H
Painting extends around the edges of the canvas so that there is no need for a frame.
The Meaning Behind HOPE Tropical Ocean Oil Painting:
When you look go down into the depths, when you have sunk down and are at the very bottom, may you find hope there with you. ⠀
Meaning in this new art “Hope”: I created this piece with the idea that when we get to a very low place in our lives, metaphorically finding oneself at the bottom of the ocean, there is still hope there. While we are living hope is with us. Even if we are in a dark place we know that the light of the sun is still shining. Just so, we also know that God, the light of the world, is still with us. I came to the idea of this piece through several instances where I wanted to give hope to someone. Although I cannot literally give another person hope I can give them the word hope. As you view this I also pass the word hope to you. It is there in the bottom.
More on Hope:
Psalm 42:11 (NKJV) “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.” This is a great verse. It reminds us that we all have reason to be down sometimes but that when we are feeling low God is still with us. Certainly, I can look back on my life and see the ups and downs. I am reminded that God has been with me through it all and I know that I need not despair.
There’s a song that reminds me of why I should keep hope with me. It’s called “Reckless Love“. If you need a song about hope right now you can listen to this one. It’s very moving. It talks about how overwhelmingly much God cares about each of us.