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The Eye of Christ

Postby St.Luke » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:58 pm

While I wait for certain areas of another painting to dry, I decided to continue with another project of mine – The Eye of Christ.

Background story: I keep a dream diary. I record any images that I find interesting. Some of my art pieces originated from a dream.
One dream, thirteen years ago, had a profound emotional effect on me. This picture flashed into my mind for several seconds.

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My first thought was the eye of Christ. The scars and radiance from the eye represented the grace of repentance.

My vision was far more powerful than any reproduction I could create. I found it difficult to even start this project.
It seems hopeless to recreate the vision with any sense of awe.

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Some years after the dream I experimented with some sketches to see if I could grasp the vision with some degree of how I saw it. My main problem was the eye without a visible iris and pupil. Every time I painted this vision, it seemed there was something severely wrong with it. Then I tried it with some evidence of an iris, and it started to look better. Though it is not how I envisioned it, but it started to be more acceptable to my psyche.

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Even so, I still felt that the eye looked more like a disorder than one of enlightenment or transfiguration. So now I have added an iris undercoat.

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My next plan is to add more detail to the iris, preferably making the iris lighter in color.
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Re: The Eye of Christ

Postby St.Luke » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:39 pm

Added some detail to the iris and a few white, and oranges, glazes.
I still have a fair bit of work to do on this painting.
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Re: The Eye of Christ

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:09 pm

I can see that you are going for a very special look. The lines within your iris are indicative of
an Eye that can take in Everything! Keep up the good work. E
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Re: The Eye of Christ

Postby St.Luke » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:48 pm

Thanks E for your response.
Yes I am looking for a special look.
I feel this will be a painting that needs to be worked on, and on, until I've captured the awe.
I have faith that I can paint such a look.
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Re: The Eye of Christ

Postby glenn.artist » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:25 pm

Love the colour and texture of this work , St Luke. I can not wait to see the finished product. keep up the good work.
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Re: The Eye of Christ

Postby St.Luke » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:18 pm

Thank you glenn.artist.
I too am looking forward to its completion, even when uncertainty of my next step can haunt me sometimes.
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Re: The Eye of Christ

Postby susmitk » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:07 am

it's very interesting.. i know what you mean by being uncertain. you never know how the painting will end up, however we must know when to stop working on it.
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