For a Single Purpose: Anna II (2013)
Yup, yup. Welcome to the 30th art story of the day, presenting Anna II (2013) from the For a Single Purpose series. As you know, all artwork posted on the featured art story of the day, is up for sale. A portion of the sales goes towards the Cassondra Lenoir Scholarship Fund. The Cassondra Lenoir Fund is for first generation minority students entering college. If you are interested or if you know anyone that would be interested, please click here. If you are not eligible, you can still make a difference, invest in this work of art you see here today and you can invest in the future. It’s that easy, just click here for details.
What makes this piece special?
What makes this piece special?! I made it. Well you know it is because I am Fearfully and wonderfully made like you are, so of course it’s special. Ha! In addition, watercolor I say have to be one of my least favourite mediums, it’s challenging to erase any mistakes I made on a piece. Just when I think I need to add something, it ends up something I did not need to do in the first place. I cannot second guess myself when using watercolor, it’s purely instinctual. Everything usually looks good for the first time. With acrylics, you get more of a grace period, so you can “wash off” your mistakes. Either way, I like the way in the second phase of Anna came out.
Why did you choose Anna?
I chose Anna because she was a soldier. I mean, she was in the temple night and day, fasting and praying for the upcoming Messiah. That is work. I mean back then, there were less distractions. But there was always people talking, and probably thinking as well that “That widow is crazy, she’s in that temple every day, like something great is about to happen”. People like that in Anna’s day exist today. Nothing is wrong with fasting and praying every day, but you got to. If we got an inkling of Anna’s tenacity, we can do a lot better in this world, but that’s a whole other subject. Let’s give it up for Anna and I hope with this piece you are inspired. Invest in it for what she stands for, a believer that is going go through it thick and thin. You will not be disappointed. You can also check out featured work in this series and that a significant portion will go towards the Cassondra Lenoir Scholarship Fund. Thanks again. Be blessed!
For the love of God and art
Thru His vessel JB