The four wooden canvases are up and ready for the creation of God! This is a dangerous project. Since I live in an apartment, I really cannot hammer big nails in the walls to hold these wooden canvases so I had to be creative. Each canvas is held in place be strips of silk tape and tacked to the wall. Every few hours, the right top one works its way forward and I have to re-tack it. I think it is a little warped. Hopefully in adding the moisture of paint and re-tacking it often, the minute warp will resolve. In the interim, I have to be extremely careful not to let it fall. Due to the weight of it, it would cause damage to itself and/or the environment.
This area is what I have dreamed about my entire life and it is exciting to think about starting it. The upper left canvas is the core of where God will be, Originally he was going to cover 4 canvases in a circle of light but the wood-worker brought up a good point about drilling holes through the frames and the mismatch of light. If holes are drilled through the frames in the amounts needed from 2mm-6mm, it would destroy the integrity of the canvas. If I tried to expand light from one canvas to the other, there would be a line of no light where the frame is. I made the core of light on the upper left-a circle taking up nearly the entire canvas.
I searched and searched for the sparkle I imagined for this section. Glitter which encompasses all the colors of the rainbow, although the bible mentions an “emerald” rainbow around God, I do not believe it means green. I believe the rainbow to be reds and oranges as noted in blogs I have written about the stones of The Revelation Painting-specifically The New City. I am looking at 6 coats of the brightest white, followed by placement of the rainbow in reds and oranges around the throne. The throne is also a problem. What kind of throne? I researched in google images for pictures of thrones and am undecided.
If the light is bright and brilliant, I may be able to make only pieces of the throne visible under shadows which block the light, like from the wings of The Four Living Creatures. I thought this would be an easy section to paint, prehaps the easiest of the entire painting but am fast learning that it may be the most complicated scene! I had problems with the candlesticks early on and now the throne. From my mother’s description in her story of God, she said he was the “brightest light”. About 10 years ago I contacted NASA for a custom-made light that would insult the eyes but not harm them. I never heard back.
It seemed as though The New City would have been the finale’ of the painting but it now seems nearly every scene is a finale’ in itself. If I can imagine it all together, I would see the attraction for the lights and movement in Scene II (including the Hemorrhage-the bleed), but now The Four Horsemen of Scene III has become very dramatic, and Babylon will sparkle prehaps more than the crushed stones of The New CIty! It is a magnificent work of art. I cannot wait to see it all together myself. I just keep imagining myself standing before it, all put together for the first time. The news cameras are there, so many people and I bust out crying.