Today is the 9th 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…
Jephthah’s daughter I. (2013). 19” BY 25”. Oil pastels and colored pencil on paper. Judges 11
In this piece, I was primarily trying to capture the innocence and delight of his daughter, as a child, she is finding out about the God of her father and what a role that He plays in their lives. Her father was called to be one of the judges of Israel. Jephthah appeared to be a good judge and does not take anything in front of the Lord lightly. His daughter sees that and would rather honor God than have her own way.
Today is the only day that this piece is featured on 32auctions.com/jbwrshppaintings with a minimum bid of $216.00 . The highest bidder will not only get this piece but also a commissioned portrait, courtesy of Thru His vessel JB, to be placed in the 2016 art show. Please feel free to comment and check out the action. I appreciate your support!
For the love of God and Art!