This is a result of a workshop taught by Daylon Brown at the Steinbach Art Centre. It's like nothing I've ever done before. Looks like it's a new day in the creative department!
Why did I choose to paint a roaring lion, you may ask. Well, I woke up with a song in my head that goes "He is the lion of the tribe of Judah, Jesus took our chains, broke them and freed us and now he is our rock of victory... Oh He is the hope of Israel"
After painting this, I had another song on my mind by Jason Upton. It goes like this, "Hear the sound of the Lion of Judah, see the fire and the fear in the enemy's camp, hear the sound of the Lion of Judah, roaring again. There's a new generation arising, a nameless faceless placeless tribe, all they fear is the fear of the Lord, all they hear is the Lion of Judah!"
I decided to look up scriptures to do with a roaring lion and found the following:
Amos 3:8 'The lion has roared— who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken— who can but prophesy?'
Revelation 5:5 'Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.'
Revelation 10:3 'and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke.'
The verse that really struck me was this one, because it ties in with another painting I did a few months ago:
Proverbs 19:12 'A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass'
And so here is my 'Dew on the Grass' painting juxtaposed to the roaring lion. Speaks volumes to me.