"Darkened Woods"

“50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith”

Collection of 50 works of art: a coffee table book, fashion, prints, and videos

From Natalie: “‘Darkened Woods’ is a landscape I painted from memory, of the wooded area behind one of the houses I lived in when I was a kid. This was the night that I knew my prayers would not be answered. Hospice was in the room that shared a wall w/my bedroom. They said Dad wouldn’t live thru the night, & I knew they were right. I can’t remember the sequence of events, but I at some point I left the house. I think it was late at night, but I can’t remember. House full of relatives, doubt anyone was aware of where I was. I ran through the dark woods, just running and running… praying, while listening to music. I don’t know how long I was in those woods. There are times when prayers go unanswered and we cope the best we can. I believe that this type of prayer is answered: anyone who wants the fruits of the spirit will learn how to have them, and that will help cope with any sorrow, anger, or fear that comes our way. Galatians 5:22-23 ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.’ But, sadly, we cannot control the events that make us grieve. My painting ‘Darkened Woods’ is an image that comes to mind when I know that I may not be spared pain or grief. It’s a beautiful place, this woods of darkness and solitude, where God speaks to us. No matter how hard we run, no matter how angry or alone… He finds us there. God bless you.”

Watch Natalie paint this art (scroll down this page). Order gallery quality prints, here:

Small Print “Darkened Woods”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.


Medium Print “Darkened Woods”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.


Large Print “Darkened Woods”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.


Watch Natalie paint “Darkened Woods”