Well here is my latest commission. 🙂 There is a lot of symbolism wrapped up in this little piece but before I reveal what the theme is and what everything symbolizes I would like to hear what you guys think. Tell me the first thing that comes to mind, than take a closer look and try to find all the meaning that are represented by the elements of the picture this piece was designed for everything to tie together and point towards one main theme. What is the theme? I will post a later on, with what all the elements of the piece mean and where I got there meanings from.Please do not copy these pictures to any device they are under the artist copy right (c) Garret Maytum
First off my “Manly Apple Fritters” were amazingly yummy. They turned out perfect on my first try, paired with a strong cup of english breakfast tea they made a yummy, mood lifting mid-day snack….. yummy is such a weird word 🙂
Second, I updated and renamed a gallery, “A Year of Sunday Sermons” has a ton more pictures, you should take a moment and let me know what you think, these sketches are slowing making their way to my drawing board and becoming finished pieces, so please comment and tell me what ones you would like to see first.
Third, I am sick, so the video post I planed for this week has been postponed do to the fact that I sound like a dying hippo. Please do check back the video and the art work deal with a subject that has been bugging me for some time know the title is “The Cross Roads of Life” you don’t want to miss it. Stand Strong my fiends in Christ
A worrier of the Living God.
- Manly Apple Fritters (garretmaytum.wordpress.com)
Ok, I’m back and have more of a plan of what my blog is going to be this year, instead of me just posting random picture throughout the week my art is going to have a theme,a description, and a purpose. I will be making time lapses videos of the art in all its stages, so here is the first one of hopefully many to come.
Purity : What is purity? pure,white,clean, seeking Gods desires not are own, Free from the thoughts of this world. In art purity is usually , a white rose,a maiden, or an angle. In my painting I chose to use a white tuple because tuple petals have a wax like coating on them that stops stuff (sin) from muddying the color (purity) of the tuple.
Sin: The storm cloud in the painting is the sin trying to corrupt purity and cut is off from God notice that even though the sin is trying to hide God from us, God is always visible. The black cloth on the cross is my sin that Christ has taken away to give me purity.
Life: The red swirls at the bottom symbolize life. Life is not as dark as sin but the business of it can distract us from what matters most. God
Here is the whole painting altogether hoped you liked it please comment and let me know.