Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Peridot/chrysolite

Peridot or Chrysolite
"Peridot (or chrysolite) has been known since Biblical times with the earliest source being St. John’s Island in the Red Sea off the Egyptian Coast," says a website I reviewed. If this is the first time you have looked at my 30 paintings in 30 days blog posts, it might not be obvious to you that my theme has been the stones or gems mentioned in the Bible. It has definitely made for interesting ideas for painting. 

Part of piece called Foundation Stones
6" x 6" acrylic on canvas panel 
ready to frame 

One of the trickiest things for me is that I need to work on balancing a recognizable image with an abstract design. So far, my favorite paintings in this group are primarily the ones where design trumped representation. 

Ezekiel 1:16 (Amplified Bible) Regarding the appearance of the wheels and their construction: they gleamed like chrysolite (beryl, olivine); and the four were made alike. Their appearance and construction were a wheel [set at a right angle] within a wheel.

Revelation 21:20 (New American Standard Bible) "the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite;  the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.

Reference image for peridot

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