Today is the 2nd 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…
Esther I (2013). Oil pastels and colored pencils on paper. 19″ by 25″.
What a beautiful story. The name Esther connotes beauty, patience and discipline (my definition anyway based on this book in the Bible). In the book of Esther, Esther also known as Hadassah, was brought up by her cousin Mordecai because both of her parents died. She treated Mordecai as her father and respected him much. In this piece, I show Esther as a little girl, very comely in appearance. She is posing with the crown on her head as a foreshadowing of what’s to come. Her clothes are very loose and big to denote that she is growing into the purpose. For some of the pieces in this series, many of them are children when they hear or rather start to grow in the steps of the Lord. I enjoyed making this piece and I hope the eyes of Esther shows the beauty and grace that she will continue to maintain as she becomes Queen Esther.
Today is the only day that this piece is available at 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings with a minimum bid of $48.00. The highest bidder will receive a commissioned portrait, courtesy of Thru His vessel JB. This portrait will be displayed in Thru His vessel JB’s 2016 art show. Other than checking out the website, please feel free to comment on this piece. I appreciate all of your love and support in making this auction a success!
For the Love of God and Art!
Thru His vessel JB