11" x 14" aacrylic on textured canvas
4th painting in 30-day challenge.
When I was a child, my Dad and I stayed up all night to watch a cicada emerge from its exoskeleton. It took a long time but when the cicada finally was free and spread its wing, it was absolutely beautiful with extraordinary colors. It seems those colors seem to find themselves in most of my abstract paintings. I feel as I grow more into the image that God has placed in me, the freer I become to enjoy all that He has planned for me. I found that the only way to express this was an abstract of a cicada drying its wings before taking off. I had an old painting that I didn't like much so much like I have felt like for so long. I covered that canvas (my exoskeleton) and texture with a new image of me as a cicada getting ready to take off...I'm ready to be free to live in the light if His love and confidence in me to bring Him glory with my art and my life.
by Donna Ham, Artist
Child of God
Meet Donna Ham
Donna Ham is a professional artist located in Tulsa, Oklahoma creating acrylic and mixed media abstract paintings, and still life paintings in oil. She also enjoys photography and writes poetry.