While sitting in church looking to the front at the man speaking, I closed my eyes. My brain produced a vivid display behind my lids, a negative of same view. I quickly recorded a rough sketch in my handy dandy notebook, noting the colors and form. This encaustic painting, Preacher Man, is the telling of that moment. When I began the painting, I did not mean for the figure to represent the man behind my eyelids, but rather just capture the negative form created from that moment, but as the process of layering and painting played out, I found the man telling a story of a field ripe for harvest.
Well, I’m telling you to open your eyes and take a good look at what’s right in front of you. These Samaritan fields are ripe. It’s harvest time! John 4:35 -The Message