A Well-Intentioned Weatherman

I like the description of life as being made up of seasons. I can't really decide on a favorite season as far as weather goes. I never realize how much I love fall until September comes and things change and my thoughts turn super melancholy and pensive. Almost all of my favorite paintings have taken... Continue Reading →

Wonder

Painting: Alice (trio) I've attempted several times to find some clever way to introduce these paintings to the world. I've typed out sentences about imagination and childlike wonder, but words weren't doing what I wanted them to and it's 11:56 on a weeknight, so I decided to drop any attempt at brilliance. This is the path... Continue Reading →

New Every Morning

Painting: New Every Morning This was a quarantine painting. By that, I mean it was completed during the month I spent in my apartment (I think that pretty much sums up April for most of us). In one sense, this painting should have been easy to finish; it was a commission with a clear idea behind... Continue Reading →

I Will Learn

Painting: I Will Learn (inspired by Mumford & Sons) In a season of a thousand things we can't control and a thousand circumstances we wouldn't have chosen, Gandalf's words are so fitting: “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live... Continue Reading →

There’s Always a Way Out

Painting: Dragon Day (inspired by Andrew Peterson's The Wingfeather Saga)   It's a Tuesday morning in quarantine, and I sit here with a cup of coffee in my cozy little apartment, getting all choked up as I try to write this blog post. This painting and I have been together for two years, and I marvel at... Continue Reading →

His Grace Will Lead Us Home

Painting: Amazing Grace (set of 3) I spent a lot of time on these paintings. I should have finished them weeks ago, and I probably should have chosen something less detailed in the first place. Yet, in some way, I finished them right when I needed to. As I painted the lyrics to John Newton's... Continue Reading →

Unconditionally Cared For

Painting: Snow The days have been longer this week, and I love it. The season change serves as a reminder that nothing is out of control. The sun still rises and spring has come as it always does, bringing with it hope of new life in the midst of a world in crisis.  I hope that... Continue Reading →

Things Too Wonderful for Me

Paintings: How Small a Whisper... My fondest memory of this painting is sitting on my living room floor—newspaper, canvas, and half-empty tubes of paint on all sides. It's nearly midnight on a Saturday; I know I should go to bed or else I'll have the emotional capacity of a zombie at church the next morning. But... Continue Reading →

Faithful Forever

Painting: He Will Hold Me Fast This painting has a sweet story. It was commissioned by a friend for his wife, and he chose the song He Will Hold Me Fast because it carries a lot of significance for the two of them. And, my goodness, it is a beautiful song. "When I fear my faith... Continue Reading →

In the Shadow of the Almighty

Painting: In the Shadow of the Almighty I'm going to start this post a little differently than normal. I have a confession to make. Well, here goes.......I, Alexa Lee, struggle with fear.   Okay, let's step back.....a little anticlimactic, isn't it? Perhaps the statement resonated and you felt very understood. But, let's be honest here,... Continue Reading →

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