Each piece takes many hours to create. First the geometric shapes that are representative of the ideas I wish to portray are drawn onto the blank canvas. Next using Oil paints with a Liquin Medium, I start with the darker tonal values such as blacks and purples. Then over time the colors I use come from the inner inspiration as relevant to the final expression. Finally after each has a chance to dry for a couple days, a coat of retouch varnish is applied to bring out the vibrancy of the colors.
I sign the back with a Crusader Cross and my initials as a symbol of my faith and purpose.
My work represents specifically Ephesians 6:15 -15:
'Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.'
The three images represent that we did not come ready to fight but, rather have to prepare ourselves with awareness of truth. Each piece taken in turn shows the series of mental preparation that must accompany the overall readiness.
First is the Blue piece 'Decision'. It signifies the state of being in which we choose our path, almost the blank state of surrender and acceptance. The Standing Firm in Faith.
The second is the Yellow piece 'Commitment'. This is where one 'buckles the belt of truth' and 'sets the breastplate'. The commitment to the task.
The third piece is the Red 'Readiness'. When one is fully in the readiness to do battle after emerging from the previous two stages of preparation.
The three taken together are a picture of the progression that I believe the verses explain. To come naked and emerge transformed.
Original work. Can be purchased for $10,600 for all three or $3600 individually by contacting the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website at hcbeanart.com.
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