Landscape Paintings

Rustic Doorway. Acrylic painting by Sian Butler.

Landscape paintings, “The Narrow Way”, “Heaven and Earth”, “From here to eternity”, “Impressionist Pine”, free Christian art, free Christian tracts, photos, Christian articles, Christian links, Christian posters. Free paintings to download and print, use as screensavers etc. Please share, but do not sell or use for any commercial purposes without my permission.

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“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,

especially unto them who are of the household of the faith.”

Galatians 6:10.

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Bluebell Bridge. Acrylic painting by Sian Butler.

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“The narrow way”. ” Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7: 13,14. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

“The Narrow Way”. Oil on board, landscape painting by David Clode. I have quoted the New King James here because the language is a bit easier to understand, but in the King James version it reads “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”.

The word “strait” normally refers to a narrow passage of water, which is typically difficult to navigate, for example, the Strait of Gibralter, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Torres Straits.

In this painting I have tried to illustrate another way of looking at these verses – in this case a journey scrambling over a lonely, narrow and rocky ridge, trying not to fall along the way. The ridge symbolizes the often difficult path of the Christian life in this world, and how easy it is to fall. Please excuse the pun, but “straight” Christians (in the sense of honest), will admit that it is all too easy to fall, either into sin, or simply backsliding. The glowing peak symbolizes the reward of the afterlife. By contrast, the broad way that leads to destruction is easy and popular … you just blend in…in modern English, “just go with the flow”.

“The Narrow Way”. “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matt. 7:13,14. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

“The Narrow Way”, landscape painting in oil. Another version.

” I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians3:14. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

Landscape painting, oil on board.

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Rustic Doorway 2. Acrylic painting by Sian butler.

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Rustic Doorway 1. Acrylic painting by Sian Butler.

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Rustic Doorway. Acrylic painting by Sian Butler.

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“Heaven and earth”. “I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

“Heaven and earth”, landscape painting, pastel and acrylic on hand-made Tibetan Lokta paper. This painting is partly inspired by the ancient beautiful ink painting tradition (and landscapes) of China and Japan, but in pastel, and done in a somewhat impressionistic way. Claude Monet was influenced by Japanese art.

“Oriental landscape”. Tracts4free.wordpress.com

“Oriental lanscape”. Manipulated photo of a pastel landscape painting.

“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

Landscape painting, pastel and acrylic on hand-made Tibetan Lokta paper. Trees, like people, tend to develop character and humility when exposed to trials and tribulations. Such trees have inspired the tradition of Bonsai. Under less harsh conditions, a pine tree like this one might be tall and straight, and look good, but be completely lacking in any substance or character.

“From here to eternity”. tracts4free.wordpress.com.

Landscape painting – “From here to eternity” – another version, which you might like.

“Misty Pine”. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

Another version which I produced playing with a photo of the painting, “a la Monet”, in soft pastel tones and colours.

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“Golden Dawn”. “This is the day which the LORD hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24.  Tracts4free.wordpress.com

“Golden Dawn”, landscape painting. Acrylic on watercolour paper. This painting is partly inspired by a painting called “The Wanderer above a Sea of Mist” c. 1818, by the brilliant German artist, Caspar David Friedrich; as well as ancient Oriental art. The landscapes might appear to be fanciful, but there really are landscapes like the two above in China, such as Yellow Mountain and Jhangjiajie (and similar in Korea, Taiwan and Japan).

“Pastel Pine”. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

“Pastel Pine”, or “Impressionist Pine” – I have been playing with manipulating photos of paintings again.

“Misty hills”. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

Landscape painting. Misty hills, “a la Monet”.

Misty hills 2. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

Landscape painting. Misty hills 2, “a la Monet”.

Poinciana tree, sugar cane farm, North Queensland.

Landscape painting. A Poinciana tree glows in the late afternoon sunshine. Sugar cane farm, Mossman, North Queensland, Australia. Acrylic on watercolour paper.

"Bless You" Bible poster, rugged cross background.

“Bless You” Bible poster, rugged cross background.

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