Creating some art work for the church for the fall season in Ordinary Times led to begin painting a triptych in acrylics.
Each canvas is 2 feet wide by 3 feet in height. The canvases will be spread out with twelve inches between each, creating a larger object for the church sanctuary. Upon completion, the mathematical calculations end up with the triptych being 8 feet wide by 3 feet high.
The husband first made this large easel so that all three canvases could be worked on simultaneously. He spent a couple of hours making it, and so far, it is doing the job of holding the canvas frames. Just have to be careful of the wind coming up as it is on the outside covered patio. So far, I've been hit in the foot by one falling canvas. A small bruise was the result of the canvas escaping from the easel. What one won't do for art, right?
These pictures gathered from Pinterest and the internet gave pause for thought and inspiration.
(Most of the saved images are on my iPad, so I just took pictures of the pictures through the film screen saver, but you get the idea.)
The picture above shows the bottom of the middle and the end canvases. Both need shadowing and more details. A light at the end of where the trees meet up will be painted in, along with a person and perhaps a dog at the end of the path. I have an idea of what this triptych will represent to me, but I would be very interested in what you might think about when viewing these canvases.
For even more inspiration, you might like to listen to this magnificent rendition of an old hymn.
Be Still My Soul by Lisbeth Scott and Paul Swartz