This week my Saturday Ramble will be short since I will be at an art workshop when this is posted.
I show you my progress on the triptych that I started last December. Can't promise when this is going to be done. Many symbols in this painting.
I mostly refrain from giving my opinion, so everyone can have their own. :)
I only tell you what some of the objects are. The left person is the rams horn blower. In old times that was their trumpet, their announcement, or wake up call instrument.
The mid canvas is 24 x 36 inches. The left person is a dancer and the right one holding up the censor of all the prayers lifted up to heaven.
I actually started with this canvas, with the personal gifts and the fruits coming out of the box, so to speak, mingling together in one pleasant fragrance.
This is just a sketch in color - the bare bones. I don't know if I will keep it in the same colors. For the sake of the middle painting, maybe I should, but I still need to make it "my own" style or approach. Of course, one can also not "borrow" (meaning: violate copyright laws) a painting-in-progress. Sorry, in my pic I somehow cut off the bottom part of this painting.
This is the biggest size project I've ever done. The people close to me have suggested to me, one time or another that I should try to paint bigger. As you may see, it is one of my more serious paintings.
I have a pretty high self-esteem, so you won't offend me if you don't like the style or the subject matter of this triptych. Just don't tell me to change my style (I wish I had a smile face here!), because I'm a country(wo)man of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Mainstream was not in their vocabulary, and I'm beginning to believe that that that is a national characteristic.