Last post, I began an ongoing discussion about the inspiration behind my latest painting series titled, "BookMarks:A Library of Line, Shape, Value, Color & Texture". The paintings are created using layer upon layer of pushing and scraping paint applications. The photo to the left is an example of the first, initial layer. Very bright values are loosely blocked in to capture the essence of the Light I see in the stacks of books. Progressing layers will mostly cover this layer, but because of the texture on the canvas surface, as well as the untraditional tools used to add the top layers, these bright colors will peek through randomly (the photo below illustrates the progression). As I worked on the 7 canvases that make up this series, God spoke to me through the layering process as well as the subject of these time-worn volumes. The bright colors of our childhood and youth peek through the maturity of our journeys as time passes. Our covers might be well used but they have a beauty all their own that include include and work with the hues of the past. We are a work in progress with a Master Creator who is continually adding new layers. Only He can see the Masterpiece He is creating in you.
"But also for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 1:5-8
...next time, abstract realism!
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