Hello people! Today is the 13th 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…
Ruth I (2013). 19″ BY 25″. Oil pastels and colored pencils on paper.
Ruth. As believers who are singles, the story of Ruth definitely bring hopeful single women that possibility of marriage. But you know what, Ruth did not find Boaz on her own. It was her renewed faith in God and boldly following Him. Her mother in law, Naomi, brought to her the true God of Israel. She was willing to forgo all of her past and move on. Ruth was a widow and Naomi’s son was her husband. When he died, Ruth had the opportunity to go back to her homeland and start over there, however, the true God was not there. I’m so glad that she decided to follow Jehovah, Yahweh and as a result as a part of the heritage of Jesus.
In this piece, I have Ruth covered in her widow garments as it was customary at that time that women whose husbands died, wear dark, itchy garments to indicate their status. But Ruth here, wanted to take that off and start anew. The light of God is shining bright as she takes off her widow’s garment to take His path. I’m blessed to read the story of Ruth and that I hope this work richly blesses you.
If you want this piece, you got to go to 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings and register to be a bidder. It’s a little unclear in the beginning, but as soon as you put your email in and confirm it, you’re a bidder. Today this piece has a minimum bid of $312.00. If you win this piece, you will get a complimentary custom made portrait by yours truly. This portrait will be placed in my 2016 art show and after that, it is yours to keep.
Thank you for your support.
My lil’ jamerican love in the name of Christ
Thru His vessel JB