Being an American living in Malaysia for many years, January to March has always seemed a little strange to me. In America, ‘cabin fever’ is a real possibility because of snow and ice outside. Living in the tropics, there’s never been a time when ‘cabin fever’ has been a potential problem. This year is different. Many people the world over are suffering ‘cabin fever’ no matter what the weather is like outside.
So, blending the idea of snow with tropical green growth, I decided on this little Snowdrop flower for my watercolor this week. I’m still working on getting white on white nailed down. Colors are easy and fun, but white is counterintuitive. I have to paint dark to see white.
Are we shining bright with the dark contrast behind us? Jesus said, ‘. . .let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.’ (Matt. 5:16)