Philemon 1:1

Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our beloved fellow worker

-Philemon 1:1, ESV

This was the book I studied this morning in my devotions, so being it was my last day of vacation, I decided to illustrate it. Paul is writing to Philemon reminding him of their partnership in the faith and pleading to him to take mercy on Philemon's runaway slave Onesimus that Paul has met in Ephesus. Paul is asking that Philemon spare Onesiumus the punishment he deserves and welcome him home as a brother in the faith. This passage resonated with me this morning because of all the times God asks us to grant people mercy because they are brothers or sisters in the faith.

Technique Used:

I used Acrylic Paint scraping here with free lettering on top. There was no page prep underneath.

3 John 1:3

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For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. - 3 John 1:3

This is my first morning with N. T. Wright's commentary Early Christian Letters for Everyone. I decided to start with the shortest book in the Bible and work my way backwards. This book, John wrote to one specific person. There seems to be a dispute going on, but he is encouraging Gaius because he is walking in truth. I decided to pull this part out because this is what I hope God says about me one day, that he has witnessed me walking faithful in truth.

Technique Used

I decided to try my hand at watercolor again. I started with page prep with gesso to be sure the page took the watercolor ok. I got a bit too much water on it at first, but then I remembered that I could just dab it off. I put two separate layers of color. For my second time, I'm happy with how it turned out. I love the amount of color but that you can still read the passage. After the color, I tried free hand lettering for the first time with brush pens.