|Foundation sketch on tracing paper|
|using a light frame to transfer |
the drawing to the paper
When the sketch is completed, this foundation must be transferred to my watercolor paper or I will still be guessing where my brush needs to go. Form and substance are built on this foundation, so I must be equally diligent when I transfer my sketch to my paper.
|ready to begin painting|
Ah, at last! The watercolor paper has the foundation sketch transferred to it and painting can begin! Now is the time to carefully follow the foundation sketch with my brush strokes and let the painting come to life. Using the right colors in the right areas will bring form and substance to the image. Otherwise, despite all of my preparation, this will just be paper and a puddle of paint.
The Lord brings substance to my life in the same way. His foundation, the Bible, gives me boundaries that shape and form me. His foundation frees me to become more than a blank piece of paper and a puddle of paint – it frees me to be the me He sees.
Doing a little painting today? Remember to have a good foundation, first!