Sunday, August 28, 2011

Entry for LDS International Art Competition

I can't believe that the deadline for the 9th International Art Competition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) is here again. The entries will have a two round judging and elimination phase. If the painting makes it past the first round of cuts in November, then I will get it professionally framed and ship it off to the church art museum for the last round of cuts. The entire process takes about six months, so its a long time to wait.
This painting is titled Receiving Divine Grace. My concept is that the woman is living in a modern world full of challenges and adversities (represented by the rough textured and splotchy dark wall behind her). The flowers represent the Love of God. There are many evidences of the Love of God falling around her, and yet she has been oblivious to them. Some of them are easily visible, yet ignored. Some of them are more in the shadows and harder to see. One Divine touch comes in direct contact with her hand and she is overcome with the sacredness and the utter profoundness of feeling the Love of God.
The painting is 24 x 30 inches. artists acrylic on board

updated cherries

At long last here is phase two of the silver pitcher and cherries.