Looking For Orcas Print

$ 40.00


I’ve heard that God always answers prayers. Sometimes the answer is no. Sometimes, he says yes in ways that seem like a no. 

During a family vacation in the Pacific Northwest, one of the things I wanted to see was an orca. We were hopeful, but we never saw one.

As I have reflected on this minor disappointment, and through the act of creating this painting, something occurred to me. God knew I wanted to see an orca, but because he knows me so deeply, he also knew why I wanted to see one, before even I did. 

I had to stop and ask myself, why did I want to see an orca in the wild? 

I wanted to experience God’s creation in a powerful way. 

I wanted to see something I’d never seen before. 

I wanted to have a remarkable experience with my children. 

I wanted a neat encounter with an animal. 

As it turns out, I did all of those things, even though I never saw one orca. 

I marveled at the breathtaking vistas of Hurricane Ridge. 

Our vacation home was on a beach filled with thousands of crabs. Never saw anything like that before. 

Between our mountain hike, the ferry rides, the view from the Space Needle and a spin on Seattle’s Great Wheel, there was no shortage of remarkable experiences to be shared with my kids. 

And feeding some harbor seals with a $2 bag of fish heads was a pretty neat animal encounter. 

I didn’t get what I asked for. But somehow, I still got what I wanted. 

Time and time again in my life, I didn’t get things that I asked for.  

Sometimes we miss the answer to our prayers because we’re looking in the wrong place. 

product details

This colorful artwork by Jason Kotecki comes in a variety of sizes.

11"x14" Matted Print. Each museum quality print is made on thick, archival, acid-free matte paper. Finished with a white mat, it will easily fit into any standard 16"x20" frame.  Printed in America.

11"x14" Framed Print. You can also let us take care of the framing for you! Choose a luxurious white or black natural wood frame that features a smooth finish over a stately and curvaceous crown profile. It includes a glass-like 1/16” thick clear acrylic glazing, which is shatter resistant and half the weight of glass, but gives the same clarity as glass and protects the artwork from fading.

16"x20" and 24"x30" Canvas Prints. The fade-resistant canvas print is sure to make a statement in any space. It's a 20.5 mil-thick poly-cotton blend canvas hand-stretched on solid wood stretcher bars with a matte finish coating. Made in the USA.

30"x24" Original Painting. Available here.

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