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But for the Grace of God by zilla774 But for the Grace of God by zilla774
I've been having a really bad spell of non-creativity recently. This piece was started in an effort to break out of that period, mainly as a way of trying to show myself I need to chill out and not take myself so seriously and just 'do' rather than 'try' (getting all Yoda on my ass there).

If there's one thing I really enjoy painting and get a huge kick out of the results and thats clouds. Love 'em or hate 'em, its so rewarding. The piece was started from a blank canvas and worked up from a simple gradient to get the basic horizon. Then I just slapped on the colors and shapes and stopped thinking about what I was trying for and just let it take shape.

The only thing that bugged me is this: I'm not a religious person. But the title was there almost from the moment I saw the cloud shapes form. It just seemed right. No matter what I thought of changing it too, this fitted the mood and feel of the piece so well. So, I'm sorry if it offends people that I've used a title like this. Its not meant to offend or anything. Its a phrase I can remember hearing a long time ago and its stuck with me for a long time. I am not going into why it has so much meaning for me, but trust me, it does, and this suits it well.

Created in Photoshop over 2 days.
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Vashra Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Being *religious* is a pain in the butt.
Stand up, sit down, kneel.
Repeat these phrases whithout knowing why.
Don't ever say these other phrases.
Snakes are bad.
Apples are bad.
Little girls who like snakes and eat apples....

It's not that there isn't a Truth to seek, it's just that everyone is too busy running around in religious hampster balls to touch It.

Try just being faithful, it's much easier and far more rewarding.
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SINNER5 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Beautiful picture:clap:
The title is fitting, for God created the clouds, sunset, and every part of the beauty of nature.
God is gracious, so much as to even allow us to breathe in His creation, among all the wonderful graces He has to offer, including eternal life through His Son , Jesus Christ.

"There but for the grace of God, go I"
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get-to-know-God Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
I think it would do you good to see my journal :]
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rinnalynette Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005
all of your work is absolutely stunning. I was referred to your awesomeness by "Lamediel", one of my friends here on deviant.
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2004
This is amazing - I'm certainly not religious either, but the title does suit it - suggesting majesty and awe....
(it also goes well with the music i'm listening to)
:+fav:
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LarmeEterne Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
woow beautiful! I LOVE THE COLORS AND ALL! ...try to imagine that it is realy God...doesn't it freaks you out? :D :D :D nice! keep up te good work
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RedStripedRose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
This makes my heart melt! You'll be receiving an order for that print as soon as I can afford it. So gorgeous.
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malice676767 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004   Writer
WOW
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FERNANDALUGO Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2004
:) it's something magic! :butterfly:
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gari Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work. it is impiracion for my. some day I want to make art like yours, teacher
take care a friend in south america
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