Purple Mountain Majesty
Before there was a flag rippling over the canvas (look closely and you will see) snow was falling from the heavens, covering purple mountains and cascading down into the sea—only to return to the heavens and begin all over again. While painting this version of the water cycle, I heard the words:
* Bates, Katharine Lee. “America the Beautiful.” 1913. Music by Samuel A. Ward. Published in The Hymnal for Worship & Celebration: Containing Scriptures From the New American Standard Bible, Revised Standard Version, the Holy Bible, New International Version, the New King James Version. Edited by Tom Fettke. Waco, TX: Word Music, 1986. p. 696. Print.
** Bellamy, Francis. "Pledge of Allegiance." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance>.
Praise God America and Rejoice!