Thursday, December 22, 2011

Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace
6" x 9" watercolor
 'And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.'
Luke 1:7

Here's part two of my Believe monthly painting challenge with Carrie.

 I believe in Christ. I do. 

This was an emotional painting for me, and I felt more compelled to paint this piece than I think I ever have with any other painting before.

And so, my wonderful bloggy family, I wish you the merriest Christmas ever, I hope you all have a very, very happy one. And if you don't celebrate Christmas, well, then I wish you a very happy rest of the week. :) 

O holy night,
the stars are brightly shining
It is the night
of the dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
till he appear'd and the soul felt His worth
A thrill of hope,
the weary world rejoices,
for yonder breaks,
a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees,
oh hear the angel voices
Chains shall He break,
for the slave is our brother.
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy,
in grateful chorus raise we.
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord, let ever, ever praise Thee
Oh night divine.

Merry Christmas everyone. :)

And here's Carrie's painting, which I totally love. I want those cookies!!

The Night Before Christmas by Carrie Waller
9.75" x 9.75" watercolor


  1. Dear Crystal,
    ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ!
    ~(*o*)~!! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ So lovely painting and the post. Thank you!
    Best wishes, Sadami

  2. Wonderful painting Crystal! Your work always amazes me. Enjoy your family this Christmas, never take a single thing for granted, cherish it all.

  3. As always, I love your amazing ability in painting babies' soft radiant skin tones. Merry Christmas to you and all your boys big and small! ;)

  4. The details amaze me in your baby captured the baby's posture and face so precisely. Carrie's painting is amazing first glance it looked like a photo.

    O Holy Night is my absolute most favorite song. Have you ever heard Celine Dion's version of it?

    Merry Christmas to you!

  5. Crystal, you brought me to tears with this one!! Such emotion, hope, love, light!!! It is amazing! Merry Christmas, dear friend:)))

    And I think I commented on Christmas Magic every where but on your blog, oops. I love this painting also, you have such a way with light and the warmth in this painting is just gorgeous!!! Love!!!

  6. Oops. I thought your last painting was the contribution for 'beleive'. Beleive me.. Will you. :)

    Anyway this one is pure magic. Words will fall short if one were to describe its beauty. I love you my friend.

  7. What a compelling piece, you've captured the vulnerability and the wonder. Beautiful
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Both paintings are lovely. Happy, Peaceful Christmas to You and Yours.

  9. Lovely paintings. You and Carrie are two wonderfully gifted artists. Warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas for you and your family.

  10. So beautiful, Crystal, as always. Wishing you and yours a most blessed Christmas and wonderful new year ahead.

  11. Gorgeous! Love this post. I can't believe what you can do with watercolor (and other mediums as well). Just amazing!

  12. Amazing paintings -both yours and Carrie's! Mery christmas and a happy new year!

  13. What can I say, Crystal!! This took my breath away!! Absolutely gorgeous painting. Babies are so difficult to are incredible!!

  14. Je suis très admirative de votre travail... Tant d'émotions que toute mère peut retrouver dans votre travail...
    Je vous embrasse très fort... Continuez de nous enchanter.
    Que la nuit de noël soit douce pour vous et tous les vôtres.

  15. You have a such a great talent - it lifts you as well as others. And I thought Carrie's pic was an actual photo at first. Very realistic.

    Merry Christmas!

  16. Beautiful! Love the work and meaning you are bringing to the challenge that you two are doing.

    Wishing you and your family a most Blessed Christmas and New Year, Crystal.

  17. Brilliant piece, Crystal.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours! xx

  18. Both of these are gorgeous works. Such talent in this world!

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  19. Merry Christmas Crystal. Fabulous work and a lovely blog.

  20. Really stunning work. Merry Christmas to you and to your love ones.

  21. This is an incredibley moving painting, really it is. I can see the emotion that went in to every brushstoke. Just beautiful :0)
    And Carrie's it amazing too. I'm off to her blog next!


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