Today is the 15th day of For a Single Purpose 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 II. (2013). 15″ by 20″. Watercolour on paper.
There go my girl Ruth. Doing her thing collecting barley and wheat in Boaz’s field. In following God, she got provision and food for herself and her mother in law Naomi. In this piece, Ruth was working hard, but she has peace written all over her face. Why is that? Because God was with her and her faith in Him made her stronger to face any dire challenge or circumstance.
I believe this was one of my first few watercolours in this phase of this series and I have to say I am pleased the way it came out. Watercolours are a tricky medium and if you make mistakes, it’s hard to erase it. Either way, I did this piece in my own time and finished it. I have no regrets. When I create art, I don’t go back and try to fix anything. Once it is signed, it’s a done deal. I give God all of the glory for making this possible.
If you want this piece, you gotta go to 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings and register to be a bidder. This piece has a minimum bid of $360 and if you win it, you will also receive a free portrait by yours truly. Love y’all with the love of the Lord.
Thru His vessel JB