Cloud By Day


Cloud By Day

‘Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”’ Exodus 14: 13,14

This began as a clear blue sky with wispy clouds, but suddenly the cloud became like a cyclone and immediately I knew it was the pillar of cloud in the wilderness.

Beyond directional guidance, the pillar of cloud was a tangible testimony to all surrounding nations that Israel was under God’s protection. Clouds are symbolic of carrying the covenant (as in Genesis 9:13-15 where the rainbow is ‘set in the clouds’). Before the Red Sea crossing, the Israelites were afraid of the Egyptians in pursuit, but Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel.” (Exodus 13:19,20) The pillar of cloud also represents protection. At no time did the Israelites have to fight a battle in human terms, God took up their battles for them. 

The Lord is saying, ‘Leave the battle to me. I am the man of war. I am your protection and your deliverer’. The cloud both guides you and separates you from the evil coming against you. The cloud was not subtle; the Lord did not leave room for guessing. When the cloud moved, the people moved. When the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, the people did not move. Despite the behaviour of the people, He never withdrew the pillar of cloud. 

The Lord wants you to know that “no matter what” He is with you, will not leave you, and will not leave you guessing what direction you are to go or when you need to move. The painting is a simple but clear reminder that ‘God’s got this, God’s got you’.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Cloud By Day’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.


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Print 20 x 20cm, Print 30 x 30cm, Greeting Card 105mm x 148mm, Postcard 120mm x 120mm