The snow is falling today. When I got off work this morning there were frosted snowflakes on the windows of my car. While I waited for the car to warm up, I took pictures of them with my cell phone. The colors where sparkling blues, greens, yellows, oranges, just about every color of the rainbow. Although I was freezing and tired, it wasn’t too much to sit for 10 minutes trying to capture the sparkle and magic of it all. I think that is otherwise known as “smelling the roses”.
I studied the amazing natural designs and stunning details. The colors were what I imagined God to be in The Revelation Painting. The closest thing I know to that effect is hologram glitter. It has every color of the rainbow within it. Diamonds of course have that effect to but are not only out of my reach, I do not think I would give diamond thieves the satisfaction even if I had the money for them. Search blood diamonds and see the stories.
I will be moving the 4 canvases down today and replacing them with 4 wooden canvases and start working on God. I imagine this morning inspired me to start working on it. I was going to work in the other direction since some of the work on those canvases was done long ago. Maybe it is a better approach to work from start to finish in the direction of the painting, as I have already seen that the black horse is bigger than my original sketch and measurements in The Journal of Measures.
The need to sleep is overwhelming almost every time I try to paint. I have set goals and am forcing myself to paint even if I do not think I can. In effort to get relief, I built a page into the website called GIVE/TAKE where not only did I list the things needed to complete the painting, but I listed avenues for corporate sponsorship. Hopefully someone will take an interest in the painting and support me enough to allow for restful painting instead of fatigued painting. I am prepared either way.