Thursday, November 8, 2012

OIL TO SELL

For Artistique   For This or That  For Orange Friday   For Green Day
For Pink Saturday  For Mellow Yellow Monday
For Our World
For ABC-R

© Oil to Sell, 24 x 30, Oil, St Germain

Notes

this was painted right after I was in
 the Netherlands last year(2011) last year. 
Definitely can see the influence of W-Eur. 
in how I handled the subject matter. 

Colors are much brighter than usual. The red hot big jar central
to signify all the feelings red bring up: soaring energie, passion,
and more such things
the approach here is more 2-dimensional.

Still remember that I even felt different 
about the world and life -
how in Holland there are more provisions 
for widows, orphans, and the poor 
than here in the US..

When I was making my Christmas List of presents 
for my children and grand children
a feeling of thankfulness swept over me
Even in my student time
we never went a day without food or a place to live

and when things got easier, I discovered
the more generous I was to others,
the more I got back!
Mind boggling, it was not even "paying it forward!"

Hopefully you won't forget the needy in the upcoming holidays
even if it's only a batch of cookies 
or a cup of coffee to someone who lives on the street.

When you're curious about the story,
this is the widow with two kids  
who pleaded with the prophet,
whose group her late husband had been a part of,
that she didn't know what to do!

He told her to gather all the jars she could find,
including those of the neighbors
then to pour the little oil into all the jars.
The oil kept on pouring till all the jars were full
and she could sell the oil for her living expenses.
Cool, eh?



 





N.B. HELP!! Having several comments in Spanish, but I  don't know how to get a translation to English for pop-up comments in another language. If someone knows, please write me! Thanks a million!
 







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22 comments:

  1. Very nice painting and story. It is a wonderful feeling to give to others - sometimes giving the simplest of things turns out to be just what that person needed!

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  2. Emile, maravilhoso quadro e história. parabéns pelo seu dom! Eu adorei! Beijos e lindo final de semana!

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  3. Lindo quadro e pensamentos para o Green day! Um abraço!

    O mirante da imagem

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  4. Lovley story and painting :)
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    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  5. Lovely story and painting! Well done!

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  6. Hello and greetings from Ireland.

    Loved your photos and thank you for linking up with
    Green Day at Raindrops and Daisies.
    I hope that you will join in again soon.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    ~Fiona

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  7. Lovely work of art. I love the story as well.

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  8. Your artwork is lovely. So sweet and tender looking. I loved the story, too. It added so much to the post. genie

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  10. I fills me. Love the light and sense of caring and abundance.

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  11. O quadro é lindo! retrata bem a historia da solidariedade.
    Lindas pinturas

    bj
    Zizi

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  12. Red jug does stand out

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  14. What a lovely story and a beautiful painting. Very poignant

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  15. The perspective in this piece is well-done with the children slightly in the shadow and the widow in a glow of light. The translucent nature of the oil jugs enhances the concept of oil in abundance.

    Beautiful painting and story to match.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. Hi Jesh, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  17. There is so much to enjoy and learn in your blog.

    You can copy and paste those Spanish comments into translate.google.com/ for a machine translation.

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