The Lord is My Shepherd #1
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This work was painted on a 24 x 30 canvas in 1960. Ina signed the painting in the lower right and dated it "60." The subject is a sheep standing over the Little Blitzen River as it flows out of the Little Blitzen Gorge in the Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon. The painting appeared in 4 shows, beginning at the Wilson's Cafe in Leaburg, Oregon and was bought at a Eugene Hotel show by George Neavoll as a gift for Ethyle Davis who was working at the hotel at the time, in December 1960. When Ethyle died and her brother George Johnson in Cottage Grove, Oregon inherited the painting. When George and his wife died, their son Grant inherited the painting. The current owner purchased the painting from Mr. Johnson. Ina prepared the following caption for this work: For a sacred interpretation of this morning sunrise, one might think of the radiant light as God's presence...the upward rays as the Glory of God...the falling rays as God's watchful care of His people. The lone sheep emphasizes that God is personally my Shepherd.