*Continuing to explore minimalism, this is the second in a series titled, “The Unseen”. This piece aims to depict breath, simply.

The word breath is used in the Bible 42 times. God breathes his breath into us to give us life:

“I am speaking honestly from my heart… The breath of God Almighty gave me life!” (Job 33:3, The Message).

And breathes into us again when we believe and receive his Holy Spirit:

“Then He (Jesus) took a deep breath and breathed into them. “Receive the Holy Spirit”, He said". (John 20:22, The Message).

Breath of Heaven

Breath of heaven,
Hold me together,
Be forever near me,
Breath of heaven.
Breath of heaven,
Lighten my darkness,
Pour over me your holiness,
For you are holy.
Breath of heaven.*

8 x10 acrylic on canvas
Featured in If It Doesn’t Belong



abstract, breath, contemporary, lesliegustafson, minimalism, simplicity, spirit, subtle, the unseen series

Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • fourthangel
    fourthangelover 4 years ago

  • You made my day!! Thank you so much!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 4 years ago

    This is so fabulous! What a delight to the senses!!

  • Thank you Marilyn! Thanks for stopping by too:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 4 years ago

    Love the work and words Leslie!

  • Glad you like it!! Thank you!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    I like the composition Great details in shining colours Leslie

  • Thank you so much John! and for stopping by!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • EllEssDee
    EllEssDeeover 4 years ago

    I really like the textures on this and the words are wonderous. Lee.

  • Thank you so much Lee!! God Bless you:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Albert
    Albertover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Albert – nice of you to say so!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • walraji
    walrajiover 4 years ago

    Lovely subtle work.

  • Thank you for your kind comment! and for visiting again:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

    Imissed seeing this first time around…I love it’s simplicity…the colours are so soothing…

  • Thank you Janis! Kind of reminds of cotton candy lol. But yes! the intent was to soothe:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Leslie. Very calming.

  • Thank you Angela! and thanks for stopping by:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • emel
    emelover 4 years ago

    Absolutely elegant!well done Leslie

  • Thank you emel!! and for adding me to your watchlist I am flattered:)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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