Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Searching for a Title ...Help me name my painting, and win a free print.
Welcome to my little slice of cyber space real estate. I am excited to spend some time elucidating upon my artistic passions. As many of you are aware, I am an untrained artist. I have been told that this works to my avantage and disadvantage, so those of you who can discern my lack of academic prowess, I ask for mercy.
I have just finished my 5th painting entitled??????? The truth is I don't have a title, and that is where you come in. I would like to spend a moment to give you some insight about the image, and then open it up for discussion. For the person that comes up with the most appropriate title we will give a signed canvas print of the painting.
SOME INSIGHT INTO THE PAINTING:
This painting is not a particular event. This painting is all about feeling and a personalization of the Savior's ministry .The image is portraying an extended family, who is privileged to be in the company of the Savior. The main expression of the painting is that we all have the privilege to be in the company of the Savior. Any of us that believe in Christ are entitled to his healing touch and his tender mercy. In the painting, particular attention is given to both the mother and child being administered to. The mothers face, washed of color, is to give the viewer a sense that the child's sickness is also the mothers. She having suffered the sleepless hours with the child, and having her heart strain with every groan became a second victim to the illness. The mothers faith is manifested by a simple touch to the Savior's hand indicating that she too needed intercession, but would not burden the Lord in further supplication. The father, with a glistening eye, looks to the Savior, as a broken man. In desperation he clings to his wife's pure faith in last resort optimism. In this blind hope the power of the master is revealed unto him.
I will not attempt to give a narrative to all of the figures, as to leave something to the imagination. So feel free to submit a title for the painting. Each one will be carefully looked at and documented, whether submitted through the web site or here on the blog. www.benjaminfineart.com