fine art and private & home school K-12th grades Christian art curriculum
supporting the grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric stages of Classical education

Life Painting and Drawing Gallery

ORIGINAL ARTWORKS by Diane Shields Spears
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Metamorphosis is, of course, the scientific process that describes the transformation from the caterpillar (basically an "ugly existence") to the beautiful butterfly or moth. The Greek word metamorphoo is found in the well-known Bible verse, Romans 12:2: "And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

Hence, the butterfly and the moth represent one of the symbols
for the Resurrection of Christ and our transformation from
spiritual death to spiritual life at the New Birth in Christ. We are "morphed" from one type of existence separated from God to a new type of existence in the presence of God through repentance (turning away from sin), belief and confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Metamorphosis #2 ©
oil on canvas
image size: 32"x40"
damaged- cannot sell

If you want superb information about metamorphosis go to: http://illustramedia.com/
You may order DVD or Blu-Ray Metamorphosis and/or the free E-book Metamorphosis: The Case for Intelligent Design in a Nutshell Chrysalis  (companion book to the film, 85 pp); follow the directions on their home page. Understand why the butterfly metamorphosis process provides a serious challenge to the theory of evolution.

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God's creation is so amazing and so complex. It is an outward expression of Who God Is that everyone can notice and believe that there is a God Who rules the universe. Psalm 121:2: "My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth."

Both zebra images were enlarged from photos with the grid method. Sketching and taking photos at the zoo are among my favorite activities. Why paint "realistic" colors when you can interpret a photo rather than duplicate it?. I take my inspiration from Franz Marc's Yellow Dog and Blue Horses.

Raspberry Z ©
acrylic on canvas
image size: 24"x18"
manufactured frame
$550.00
Z in Sunlight ©
acrylic on canvas
image size: 24"x18"
manufactured frame
SOLD
detail
In Memoriam:
Tom and Capt'n Kitty ©
In Memoriam:
Tom and Capt'n Kitty ©
oil on canvas
canvas size: 40"x30"
private collection of
David L. Thacker, brother
Gene with Guitar©

not for sale

Busy Lagoon©
oil on canvas
image size: 16"x20"
manufactured frame
$300.00
Early Arrivals©
oil on canvas
image size: 36"x48"
unframed

$1150.00
More "life" images to come.
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