Pausing as I read Imagine That by Manuel Luz. It's a must-read for Christian artists. We are made in His image. He is the Creator. Therefore, we are creators as well.
In order to present my best work (as worship to the Creator), I have paused to reconsider the subject matter I am painting. We are photographing (for a few more days) a bunch of awesome scenes as reference photos for my acrylic paintings. I also tend to rush through my paintings in order to meet deadlines of artist calls. No more. I plan to paint as worship to God and if my creations fit to a certain artist call by the deadline, so be it. Clearly, I am not doing this to make money and need to focus on the calling the Lord has placed on me. You will see different and better artwork soon. Please stay tuned. Thanks!