For a Single Purpose: Ruth II (2013) Water colour on paper.
Welcome to the 27th art story of the day. As you know we are now talking about a new series called For a Single Purpose. This series is directly focused on a few individuals from the Bible who were of single status when God used them to bring positive change in their land or decisions. It was embedded in my spirit to create this project, not because I was single at that time, but it shows that God uses anyone and does not discriminate.
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What can we say about Ruth…
Ruth is one of my favourite characters in the Bible. I just loved how she stepped into faith, into territory that she was not at all familiar with. In the above painting, Ruth is currently in the barley field, gleaning out the leftover plants that the workers left behind so her mother in law, Naomi and herself can eat. Even in the prime of the high sun, Ruth did not stop. She was laser focused and due to her caring for her mother in law, which she could have quickly left behind, she gained the favor of Boaz, a relative of Naomi who is in the charge of the field. Ruth sounds like a Proverbs 31 woman.
Why did you use watercolour?
I used watercolour primarily because it is water based paint medium. When I think of water, I think of the baptism of Jesus Christ, which is the second part of the Godhead. I’ve have not really worked with watercolour before, ( unless you count those crayola watercolours in childhood) so this was very important that the work showed great execution even though I had a little practice with it. I thank God for the idea and that this work is one of many.
Again, Ruth II (2013) , the original only is being sold here and the proceeds go into the Cassondra Lenoir Scholarship Fund. Interested in this piece, please go to Art making Scholars. I congratulate you in making such a great choice in this rare work of art in your collection.
For the love of God and Art
Thru His vessel JB