|Posted by Tahnja on January 1, 2013 at 7:25 AM|
Happy New Year to all! I decided I would start the New Year with a fantastic new series.
I'm so excited to introduce my new series which has been in the planning stages for some months as I gathered inspiration and ideas together. I decided to start the new series on the first day of 2013 as I was REALLY inspired to do so.
I had a really wonderful thing happen as I was working on this first painting in my new series. I was in my studio and all I could smell were flowers the whole time I was painting. I will add that I have no flowers in my garden at present and I didn't even have the window open. It was such a lovely way for God to let me know He was blessing my new series.
The series will depict men, women holding staffs, swords, sometimes with horses, or even religious items to depict that they are Defenders of Truth. This painting is the first one in the series and I can't tell you how happy I am with the end result. In fact, so happy that my heart was beating loudly and I had tears in my eyes. That doesn't happen often! It happens when I know I've reached the emotional connection I wanted to achieve. For me, this is a beautiful and deeply religious piece but is certainly a painting that will easily capture many hearts for many reasons, not just the one I have intended for the painting.
The horse is a most magnificent Andalusian.
Painting features my signature gold paint highlights for the bridle buckles, around the edges of the bridle, horse, mane, in the fabric, along the staff and around the edges of the knight.
And I also started work on 3 more paintings for this series which I had started some time ago but now decided to work on. They will be in oil and I've already darkened my background to emphasise the symbols and meanings as well as the main figures.
These 3 paintings are meant to go together as a Triptych which I prefer to call "Trinity". They are rich in meaning and original conceptual artworks.
The meaning behind the paintings is important. They are all "Defenders of Truth"...the middle one is The Church, the girl represents the Bride of Christ as the Church, the horse is Faith and is an Akhal Teke for strength of character and a sense of fortitude. The painting on the left is "Defenders of Truth/The Ten Commandments". The painting on the right is "Defenders of Truth/The Bible". Both paintings flanking the centre piece and bowing in obedience to the Church are also important elements to the 3 complete pieces. I can't sell these off individually and risk them being separated so either someone buys the Trinity or they will be auctioned as a set.
I still have to paint the main figures but they will remain limited in colour. The symbols will be mostly gold and the ample texture will probably be slightly highlited in gold paint. If anyone would be interested in buying these paintings before I list them for auction on Ebay then do please contact me privately.
The paintings are flat board canvases and all three paintings are 12" x 16".
Hope everyone is safe and recovering from the New Years partying. I had a quiet one at home after painting all day solid...was great to get SOOOO much done.