Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Upside down

Drawing near to the finish.

Wow in the last month this picture has really taken shape. There are just 5 rows of text left  to paint. Then it's off to the framers. I have turned the image upside down to paint the bottom of the image. I like it this way too. What do you think?

Sunday, 7 September 2014

The cross in the lake.

This image shows the process I use to make my full colour text painting. At the bottom is the original photocopy and above the painting made from prayers and the covenant prayer from the Methodist Church I go to.

Close up of the Cross Painting

The cross made using prayers

Progress with Cross painting

I am making great progress with my piece about baptism . The aim is to complete it so that the work can be entered into the 101st Town and County Art show for October! I still have 20 rows of colour text to go but it's great to have a deadline to work towards .

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Cross painting relief .

This photograph shows the relief view once light is cast over the image. Colour text will cover the image which means the figure should only be apparent when the light shines on the surface at an angle.

The second image shows the photograph of the cross taken at Irthlingborough lakes. The idea of a landscape upside down and the cross in the correct position emphasises that the world can be viewed in new ways when God is with us. Or that our world can be turned upside down by love.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Cross painting has started!

This week I finally started making my first piece of Christian Art. I have been developing the idea of creating a poem text painting for about 3 years.

It all started when I took the Alpha course in 2010. Since then my faith has gradually been growing and last October I was baptised by full immersion at Irthlingborough Methodist Church.

Whilst attending Church and prayer groups as well as with the encouragement of my wife the ideas evolved.

I have used the theme of water as inspiration and used bible quotes as the text for the artwork . In the final idea Irthlingborough lakes in the Nene valley is the setting .

Using a wooden cross I  photographed a scene which is inspired by Salvador Dali's Christ of St John of the Cross. This painting has a view from above the landscape. I did this in my image by turning the photograph upside down. This is what God has the power to do. He has shown me a new way of seeing the world as a great artist does when looking or creating.

This will be my first attempt at a full colour text painting....