The Things We Artists Do for Art

The Things We Artists Do for Art

 

It’s amazing the things you have to do sometimes to get a painting to look realistic.

 

I’ve been commissioned to do a painting of the five loaves and two fishes for a book cover illustration, a commentary on the book of Mark in the New Testament. I didn’t want to copy a stock photo (illegal) but I didn’t want to just make it up (not very realistic)

 

So I bought some fish, some flatbread and a basket. Took the pics just as the sun was setting. Then I cooked the fish tonight and ate it with the bread. Best fish I’ve had in a long time! 🙂

 

Here are a few pics that I took…

 

"Loaves and Fishes Basket" photo  2017 by Matt Philleo

“Loaves and Fishes Basket” photo 2017 by Matt Philleo

 

"Loaves and Fishes Basket" photo  2017 by Matt Philleo

“Loaves and Fishes Basket” 2 photo 2017 by Matt Philleo

 

Even though this is not my usual subject matter–portraits–it’s good to do a still life once in a while to keep up with your color, shape, and value rendering skills. Many of you have seen this painting on Facebook already, but I wanted to get this posted to my blog. 

 

 

Have a blessed weekend!

Matt

"I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands."

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"Inscribed," Pencil on Paper, by Matt Philleo

One day, when I was discouraged I read a verse in the Bible, in Isaiah, 49:15-16, where it says, "Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands." This verse brought such encouragement, that I created this original work of art to share the incredible love of God with others, including you!


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