"Colors Of His Splendor"
The original painting is
- 40 inches by 30 inches
- Acrylic paint with iridescent and metallic paints for accents
- Gallery stretched canvas, painted along the sides so there is no need for a frame, unless wanted.
- Wire attached to the back, ready to hang
*Shipping and handling is EXTRA. Ask for shipping quote before purchase. I only ship to the 48 continental USA states. Painting will not be released for shipping until it clears the bank, with all fees paid, such as cost of painting and shipping costs. This is a large painting and will require special boxing and shipping arrangements.
*DON'T WORRY! The watermark is not on the original and the painting is very sharp. I purposely blurred the photo a little bit, because of mean ol' pirates roaming the great internet seas who try to steal art. ARRRGH!
My artist friend, Silvio Jimenez, invited me to participate in a spring art show along with 6 other artists. The show was April 29, 2016. He wanted all new work with a spring theme. He suggested flowers, but I wanted to do a peacock, however I added flowers to keep with a spring theme. As I was painting the background, I wasn’t sure what to do, so I just began painting different colors swirling around. It reminded me of a rainbow, although it wasn’t. I added some iridescent paints to give it a little glimmer here and there. The painting was painted in April 2016 for the show.
I have another peacock painting called "His Splendor". I named this one "Colors of His Splendor". In some cultures, they consider the peacock a religious symbol. It is truly a magnificent bird. Their beauty mesmerizes all who are fortunate enough to see them as they display their beauty for their intended "bride". To me, the bird is symbolic of Jesus in all his splendor, as we will behold Him in Heaven. The rainbow colors behind him remind me of the throne room, where a rainbow is seen around or behind the throne.
The New Testament was written in Greek. Ephesians 3:10 talks about the manifold wisdom of God. I recently learned that manifold actually means multicolored. It comes from the Greek word, poikílos, "many diverse manifestations" – properly, ultra-diverse, with multitudinous expressions (facets) or multicolored; and polýs, "much in number, many”. Ephesians 3:10 is the only place in the Bible that polys and poikilos are combined into one word, polupoikilos, which literally means many, many or much, much multicolored. Thats a lot of color!
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.
As an artist, when I see colors in the scriptures, that excites me! God’s wisdom is multicolored! His manifold wisdom is so vast, and he wants us to know it and HIM.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.