Clothed in Righteousness - Triptych 3 - Prophetic Art by Gwen Meharg
Clothed in Righteousness - Triptych 3
Watercolor - 22 x 30 unframed
This painting came in a dream. It is about being clothed in Righteousness. I painted it once before at a friend's home.
My Granddaddy Simpson was a rancher. I remember watching the sheering process as a child and how rough it was on the sheep and the men. Often their very tender skin was cut and the bright red blood on the freshly shorn wool was frightening. Sheering is a messy, dirty and exhausting process.
I tried to capture the awkwardness of the process in the first painting.
In the second image I am attempting to show the refining process. I could not figure out how to represent the carding process, but artistic license and all, so I skipped that part. It is implied!
In the final frame the thread transitions from white to red and decorates the hem of the worship garment.
I drew these pictures before church and painted as fast as I could to complete them during the regular Sunday morning worship service at James Avenue Church. (Worship at JAC is never really "normal!") Steve came up to preach and I had completed only two paintings. The grand piano called and he sat down and played and sang prophetically and I was able to complete the third painting.
It is not really possible to paint three representational paintings during the regular worship time, but God has been consistently faithful to allow the time necessary.
All three can be purchased together for $500.
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