Charcoal artwork list

2011 - The Gift

posted Mar 2, 2011, 6:58 PM by Amanda Wunderlich   [ updated Aug 25, 2011, 3:47 PM ]

2011 - The Gift

This picture was given to me rather suddenly in the week leading up to Valentine's Day.  As usual, Papa God challenged me with new avenues I have not entered before...pastels and scenery.

The harsh black lines of charcoal offered a stark expression of how life can sometimes feel.  I felt it was an interesting contrast to the glittering smooth colors of pastels depicting the garden of our heart.  The hands are open in gentle beckoning for the Lover of our souls to come walk in His garden.  It is a picture of worship.

There are times when worship costs us something.  It is easy to worship when we feel close to Him.  When we have the time.  When we are in the right mood.  When it fits into the craziness that often enshrouds our lives.  But what about the times when it is difficult?  What about the days...when it costs us something? 

When I was shown this picture, a heartfelt cry just rose up from my spirit. 

"I would not offer to Him a gift which costs me nothing."

On those days when worship does not just flow naturally, when I feel called but empty, when it is an effort to make the time to come into His presence because of other demands pressing in upon me, I think of this picture.  In those times, my invitation extended to Him to walk with me, talk to me, show me His heart, is all the more precious and valued by Him.  The gift of worship cost me something.  And it was offered with love.

I hope this picture inspires you to press through and worship like you never have before.  Not just in the times when it is easy, but also when it costs.  It is a gift much valued by your Father in heaven.



2010 - Fragrance of my Heart

posted Nov 20, 2010, 3:59 PM by Amanda Wunderlich   [ updated Aug 25, 2011, 4:03 PM by Amanda Wunderlich ]

2010 - Fragrance of my Heart

Speak

 

I must pour out my heart

   I don’t care what they say,

even this close is just too far away.

 

I don’t want to just hear

   I don’t want to just see,

I won’t be content ‘till He has more of me.

 

I must pour out my soul

   this ointment far beyond price,

all that I am, my being, my sacrifice.

 

Criticize if you must

   Tell me how it shouldn’t be,

but as for me I’ll be silent

   and let the fragrance of my heart...Speak.

 

Amanda J. Wunderlich

2010 - Jesus: Light in Darkness

posted Nov 16, 2010, 9:27 PM by Amanda Wunderlich   [ updated Aug 25, 2011, 4:03 PM by Amanda Wunderlich ]

2010 - Jesus: Light in Darkness

I set up my drawing things in my living room and started to draw while watching a movie, not really having a particular subject set in my mind.  I was surprised with Who I ended up drawing simply because I never would have tried to draw Jesus in such stark reliefs.  This is the also the first picture I have ever drawn of Him.  He truly is Light in the darkest places...including charcoal.

2010 - Charcoal Fiddler

posted Nov 2, 2010, 9:38 PM by Amanda Wunderlich   [ updated Aug 25, 2011, 4:04 PM by Amanda Wunderlich ]

2010 - Charcoal Fiddler

I wanted to try something different with art and, fortunately, we had just attempted to burn a birch tree stump in my front yard.  Charcoal in abundance for free!  What artist could resist?  This is my first piece using charcoal as a medium.  I really enjoyed drawing with my fingers.  I foresee more of this in the future...

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