This painting took me over three years to create. When I first heard the song “Symphony of Praise” by Steve Green, images flooded my mind like a huge movie screen which then boiled over, no longer able to contain the film.
My struggle over all that time was to capture these initial emotions and vision. I wanted to show ALL creation - the sky, the sun, the moon, the Milky Way, the stars, the land, and the sea. In this, I would bring together all the creatures, all the creations of God in nature and have them praising God, according to the according to the direction of the Creator, Jesus. This was a beautiful and majestic scene to just simply imagine.
I would get stuck when I lost track of the vision or had trouble drawing what I saw. I put it down or cover it and start over again. I would return to the song and then the painting, trying to put the lyrics into words. I wish I could have worked on this for a lifetime because I will always feel I could do more. We praise God.
A sampling of Steven Green's Symphony of Praise can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Symphony-Of-Praise/dp/B000SZF1VK
“Symphony of Praise||
The composer and conductor of the universe
Steps before the orchestra of God
Creation lifts their finely crafted instruments
As all in heaven wildly applaud
The seasons well rehearsed begin with His downbeat
And on his cue the sun trumpets the dawn
The whirling winds swell in a mighty crescendo
With each commanding sweep of His baton
The oceans pound the shore in march to His cadence
The galaxies all revolve in cosmic rhyme
The fall of raindrops all in wild syncopation
As lightning strikes and thunder claps in time
The symphony of praise
Conducted by the Ancient of Days
May each creation great or small
Lift their voices one and all
In the symphony of praise