Even to your old age and gray hairs; I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4

This was painted fast and furious in worship, flooding wildly in large strong strokes upon the canvas. It was the roaring rush of a waterfall only in many fiery colours, then paint like white water rapids, echoing the verse: Deep calls to deep, in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.’ Psalm 42:7   Although this verse is often used as a cry to the Lord for a deeper relationship, the context when David writes is a cry of anguish at feeling forsaken and being overtaken by circumstances. 

Then I ‘saw’ the waterlily emerge from the spray, and I felt the Lord impress upon me His triumph through adversity. The waterlily grows in muck and pushes its way through dark water to open its face toward the sun. It unexpectedly shows exquisite and extraordinary beauty! It symbolises long life and great love. I painted it slowly and carefully. The colours were important, intentionally golden yellow-orange-red, as the Lord said: ‘This is my Passionflower’. Red represents passion, yellow happiness, and orange intimacy with the Lord.

The painted flower is not quite a waterlily, and not quite a passionflower, as you cannot see the stigma and the anther. It represents both. The passionflower is named for “the passion of Christ” where the complex elements that make up the centre of the flower represent Christ’s crucifixion. However, it is significant that I did not paint them, as the Lord would say to you that you are the life, not the death, you are the resurrected Christ, seated at the right hand, in the seat of authority. He has given you resurrection authority. Not only over circumstances, but also to bring back life and vitality where passion has dimmed. 

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Passionflower’ 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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