Hello Maybelle. Pleased to meet you. So sorry, I am just getting your message to me. Sometimes I get so many emails and a few important ones slip past without my seeing them. To answer your question, it is by FAITH that I know when it is GOD. And by the anointing. HE gave me the gift of art and I have had not training. Most times when I try to paint on my own it is quite difficult. When HIS hand is helping me hold the brush it is effortless. And I try not to let my mind and expectations take over, that part is hard. HE gives me many many visions and Words to put on canvas that I do not have enough hours in the day to get them down. In fact, the opposition to me painting is another way to tell. When it's HIM, many things come up against my opportunity to paint. I pray that HE gives you more to express on canvas for HIS Kingdom. And I LOVE this dove painting. So beautiful!