I was born and raised catholic and by heart I know I am catholic. As a soon professional architect, I never skip a prayer every night, every day. I never forgot God because he has done a lot of good things to me before until now and to my future, I trust God for it.
I was an artist since I was in grade 1 till then, and I share my knowledge about sketch and painting to my little cousins because that’s the big thing that I can do for them to enhance their skills. I check their sketch sometimes when they have time to sketch and grade them. I felt like an artist teacher to them.
It’s been more than a week that I read about the Scripture, the first thing that came to my mind was St. Michael’s prayer. Below is the prayer to St. Michael in English language.
"Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen."
In my painting, I painted St. Michael the Archangel. Why St. Michael? Because St. Michael defeated evils, and for me, the prayer to St. Michael is one of the best armors of God that is given to us to protect us in evil but also, pray to God. I also remember the prayer of “Angel of God”. It was a prayer to all angels to guide us always. I knew this when I was a child. I also pray this sometimes. And up till now I know we have a guardian angel with us anywhere we go to defeat all evil and all circumstances that we face.
My medium in my artwork is mixed-media painting. I used Strathmore watercolor paper (300 series), Prang watercolor, and ballpoint pen. Mixed media painting has been my passion since I begin my college in TIP Quezon City. I like mixed media painting because it is budget-friendly (but high quality of materials), easy to use and blendable.
My painting illuminates and relates to Ephesians 6:10-20 because in the scripture, it says, we need to put the full armor of God and that is “Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel”. In him, we will win in the battle against evil like what he did to lucifer and his armies in the battle between good and evil. It became the history of the world. Prayer is the most powerful armor that we can use to fight darkness. Don’t hesitate to pray, its for your own good, the good for the people, and for the betterness of the world.
To my sister and father who gave me the budget for the materials on my painting, to my supportive mother, to my brother who help me in keeping my painting in good condition, to my uncle who is my model in my painting, to my aunt who made me borrow her cellphone and to all the people who I love and who loves me throughout my journey. And most especially God, that he gave me unexpected opportunity to join this contest. I love you God and my family. I hope, you my parents and family, I make you proud.
I am open to commissions, mixed media, auction and exhibitions.
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