Today is the 5th day of the last part of the auction at 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings . Yes, it has been quite a ride! I have all of you to thank for making the Men in Authority series and Worship painting series a success. This following series is one of my passionate, especially since I could relate at that time….being single. Now there is nothing wrong with being Single, other than what we think; freedom, and doing whatever we want without reporting it to anyone(unless you have children), sleep late, and for many learning to be our true selves. Well to tell you the truth, not many of us know our true selves, because God is not in the picture. We all have a purpose while living on this earth and it is important that we as believers seek God to fulfill our purpose. The overlaying theme is to basically trust God and not lean on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5. The name of this series appropriately entitled “For a Single Purpose” is what God did in using willing vessels to accomplish His will and purpose. All of these people at the time, were single people, they were not married yet at the time God called them or are either widows or prostitutes. No matter the circumstance, God used them because they believed His Word and as a result accomplished not only fulfilled their desires but ultimately gave them a purpose and within that purpose is to glorify God.
Like the Men in Authority series, the nature of this project is tripartite, meaning the same theme was completed in 3 different ways and mediums. There are 11 characters in all, most of them from the Old Testament and a few big names. However, in this auction, there are only 10 characters shown and not all of characters are shown in 3 different ways based on the voting results. As usual, I enjoyed making this series because the process made the characters alive and something we can relate to in this time of age.
Featured work of the day…
Jephthah’s daughter II (2013). 15″ by 20″ Watercolour on paper. Judges 11
My goodness. This story is one of the most heartwrenching stories I’ve read. When I was doing my research for this series, I was looking for people who lived as singles at a particular time in their lives, but this woman or young girl truly lived as a single her whole life, and it has nothing to do what she said or do, but her father’s vow to God. She honored it, even though she did not have to do it.
The background of this story was that her father, Jephthah, was one of the judges of Israel. He was least thought to be a judge due to the constant belittling and outcasting from his brothers and sisters, since he was the kin of a prostitute. But God saw that Jephthah had a heart for God and raised his daughter to honor God also.
I don’t want to spoil the story, go read Judges 11 yourself and you will see what I’m talking about. The colours used in this painting are purple and blue, purple to show royalty and blue to show the foreshadowing of what’s to come. It’s currently a pleasant scene in the beginning, unless you see Jephthah’s hands in terror. Sigh. It just shows how much honor to God has been lost in this world but that’s another topic.
Today is the only day that the highest bidder can win this piece with a minimum bid 0f $120.00. The highest bidder will receive a commissioned portrait courtesy of Thru His vessel JB. This portrait will be featured in Thru His vessel art show in 2016. Please feel free to comment on this piece and see the auction on 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings . Thank you for your ongoing support!
For the love of God and Art!
Thru His vessel JB