It's been a while since I posted anything. Partially because my computer crashed (hate when that happens!), and then on top of that I have had several painting deadlines. The most recent one was for a painting that I submitted into the Springville Museum of Art Religious show. I am happy to say it was juried in, which I consider a wonderful honor!
I chose to illustrate the Noah's ark story. There is a song about the biblical prophets that the kids sing at church called Follow the Prophet. It has a verse about Noah that goes like this:
Noah was a prophet called to preach the word,
Tried to cry repentance but nobody heard
They were busy sinning, Noah preached in vain
They wished they had listened when they saw the rain!
I had my kids pose for the figures in the piece, (Noah's family) and then changed them to fit what I wanted in the painting. My oldest son modeled for Noah - he isn't really that old though! I just made him old. I enjoyed doing it. The chihuahaus are my granddogs. I also used a bit of artistic license in the painting, that's the fun of being an artist. :-)