Monday, January 21, 2013

The Escape



The Escape Oil, StGermain


NOTES

It took me a while before I found a way to put this story on canvas. 
The flood light effect puts the scene at night. 
Rahab took a big risk to help these two spies 
get over the wall
With this painting the eye goes straight to the top of the canvas.

By the way, the shadows of Joshua and Caleb are
painted on the wall -it's not a texture or a blurry pic

I painted every brick (also in the dark parts). 
This might be a Western interpretation. 
I don't know if they used bricks in this pattern 
on an outside wall of a city in that time.

Then, I put dry paint over some 
of the bricks (painters call this drybrush)
to give it that faded look. It's not a digital texture:)
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Am not sure, but think only people who visited my house have seen this painting. 
It hasn't been on an exhibit, an art event, or on one of my blogs yet. 
So, you my bloggie friends are the first!



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41 comments:

  1. I love this story in the Bible. To me it shows that God can use any and all of us for a greater good. Rahab was a prostitute, someone some may have shunned, but she was used to save their lives. Being judgmental flew right out the window at that moment. Your work is absolutely breathtaking. I do a blog on the Bible and have such a hard time finding the appropriate artwork at times - but this is a masterpiece! You have captured it all so well!! Blessings and hugs!

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    1. Thank you Judy! There is hope for all of us, isn't it? God is much kinder to us than most of his children:) This story always intrigued me. Yes, I can imagine it's hard to fin the right artwork, except for young kids.

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    1. Powerful stories are an easy inspiration for my brush:) Thanks!

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  3. Gostei disso...adoro a história de Rapunzel! Beijos, feliz green day!

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    1. Vane, maybe look up the story ... it's a little bit different than that of Rapunzel:) Thanks for visiting me!

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  4. Que prazer nos deu em sermos nós a visitar esse seu lindo quadro! Parabéns! Grande abraço!

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    1. Hello Maria, am happy you like it! Have a great weekend:)

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  5. Exquisite painting ~ Wonderful!

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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    1. Carol, this one was fun to paint, even though it was a lot of preparation!

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  6. Wonderful work

    I love it.

    Have a good weekend.

    Fiona

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    1. Fiona, happy you like it. Glad I found a way to get it all on one canvas:)

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  7. I love the uniqueness of this piece, and your elaboration is outstanding. Blessings!

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    1. Arnoldo, Thanks so much for visitng me, and am happy you like it! Wishing you blessings too!

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  8. Lovely interpretation♫ Illuminating a fantastic Biblical story, brilliant♪ Here's my Orange effort: http://lmkazmierczak.blogspot.com/2013/01/jeep.html

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    1. Wish you had a short name, Friend:):) Happy you like it, and thanks for the perma link!

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  9. You certainly did one fantastic job! This is very very good! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Jackie, I always value the opinion of another artist:) Thank you! And hope to see a painting from your hand, soon!

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  10. Beautiful interpretation. Visiting late for OYGIF. Hope you'd find time to visit my entry.

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    1. Maria, Oh I'm notorious for visiting others at the meme late, so don't worry about it:) Have a great weekend!

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  11. I like the painterly quality and glowing light of your work. Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Lorik, you really live for art! I like people like you:)

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  12. It is a wonderful painting Jeannette--thank you for sharing it with us!

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    1. Pat, thanks so much, hope it speaks to you! Have a great weekend!

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  13. How beautiful is that!

    My Orange
    Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Hello Joops, I clicked on your title and it brought me to "circles!" So I added you:) Have a great week! Happy you like the painting!

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  14. I have no clue how people manage to paint in a way that does not look a primary school effort - on a good day I can draw a straight line with a ruler - and thats about it!

    Glad you liked the dolphins. At times I stopped and just watched - as there is more to life that always looking for that one "shot".

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Stewart, it would cost you blood, sweat and tears, and above all time! I was already doodling when I was twelve. My highschool teachers convinced me I had talent, then I started winning prizes every year, so that was an enormous boost for my confidence.
      Agree so much with you, there is more to life than always looking for that perfect shot!

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  15. Really interesting painting - how the focal point is at the very top of the picture and then from there your eyes go downward, taking in the rest of the painting. Well done!

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    1. Thank you! - I walked through the whole scene in my mind, how it could have happened, and decided to tell the story of what happened on that big wall:)

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  16. A very interesting and unique interpretation of a well-known tale. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. It was a hidden and nightly act, but with so many consequences. Acts of bravery deserve to be remembered!Especially because they couldn't have been your spring chickens:)

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  17. Great work! Bravo!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.

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    Hope you are having a fabulous weekend****

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    1. Thank you Mildred! A pleasure to visit your blog, as always interesting! Wishing you a good coming week!

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    1. Thank you Laura:) Happy you like it!

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  19. Love your art. Thanks for sharing the story behind it. Blessings, Debbie I paint too so if you can, stop by for a visit.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! You may not recognize my artist name -I've visited your blog as Emille:)

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  20. Clap. Clapping. Still clapping. Bravo! I love how the image starts at the top and then I scrolled down I wanted to see the next person and then the next person. Great choice of color. Composition is perfect. I am your newest follower.
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

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    1. JM, Thank you, thank you:):) I wanted it exactly to be the way you described it! Thanks for the follow:)

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