I love this piece as the starting point for the Journey Collection, because it is a visual opposite to the artwork I paint now - a dark, moody, neutral-colored oil painting, rather than bright colors and a white background in watercolor.
"Out of Darkness" is the first piece in the Journey Collection, though it was far from my first painting in college. There was a great amount of building skills that lead up to this piece, but it was one of the first paintings I created that had a deeper meaning behind it - a message of looking up toward the light, rather than staying in spiritual darkness.
I hope that it will inspire you to lift your eyes up, no matter what dark valley you are walking through in this moment.
Oil on canvas, 22x30", unframed