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2 Chronicles 5:13 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang:

“He is good;
   his love endures forever.”

Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, 14 and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.

Symphony, by Nancy Cupp, is an acrylic painting of imaginary yellow, red, and purple flowers.


by Nancy Cupp

The original painting is 

Acrylic on hardboard

24 x 16 inches

© Nancy Cupp, all rights reserved.

Symphony is a painting of imaginary yellow, red, and orange flowers with criss crossed purple lines against a pink background making a harmonious joyful “sound”.

Symphony literally means the agreeing together of harmonious sounds.  A symphony orchestra is large, with many musicians playing different instruments, some topping over a hundred members.  I love symphonies.  They stir the senses and tell a magnificent story.  Many different musical instruments and musicians come together to create a beautiful, harmonious sound.

Symphony is usually thought of as a musical term, but it can also combine various colors together, like various the musical instruments in an orchestra. As I paint, I try to use colors that go well together, but sometimes the tension of other colors gives it more spice and added interest.

1 Chronicles 23:1 When David was old and full of years, he made his son Solomon king over Israel....

4 David said, “Of these, twenty-four thousand are to be in charge of the work of the temple of the Lord and six thousand are to be officials and judges. 5 Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the Lord with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose.”

King David and Solomon employed the largest group of musicians ever for temple worship.  Now that’s a symphony!


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