Under My Shade


How good is your loving mercy, O God! The children of men take cover under the shade of your wings.” Psalm 36:7 BBE

There is a beautiful peace and tranquility, and a gentle hiddenness reflected in the colours in this painting, portraying a genuine soft-hearted tenderness. The field has a breeze blowing through it, and a path leading through the centre to the distinctive shape of a Flame Tree. The Flame tree is also called the Flamboyant tree, and I did a double-check with the Holy Spirit, as this seemed a paradox – to place something so flamboyant in such a serene scene.


I sense the Holy Spirit saying that it is okay to be both. What seems to be an outgoing extravagant capable persona, can also nurture a compassionate, measured, comforting supportive person, reserved for those in need of a safe haven. Christ is all these things, and Christ is in you.


This evergreen tree is also known as Royal Poinciana. It is a beautifully powerful flowering tree that dominates the landscape. It takes 5-12 years to flower, when you consider the biblical numerical meanings, that is between ‘grace’ and ‘government’. Grace empowers you to perform your calling, and governance guides you into paramount wisdom. Empowered wisdom is the gift of discernment. Seeing what is right and what is not quite right. Knowing when to hold on and when to let go.

The grasses are also significant, as it was sitting upon the grass (unusual in Israel) that Jesus fed the 5,000 John 6:10 ‘Under your shade’ is a safe place for people to bring their innermost struggles. The path through the grass represents how easily you can come ‘under His shade’, and how easily people can come to you. ‘Under the shade’ is the place to reflect quietly, pray, cry, smile, laugh vivaciously, or whatever is needed. He meets your needs ‘under His shade’, and so you are empowered to meet the needs of others.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Under My Shade’ 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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20 x 20cm, 30 x 30cm