Psalm 91 commissioned painting (3 photos)
The client [a married couple] asked for the entire text of Psalm 91 in the Good News Translation in my own hand writing. They emigrated from India to Canada years ago with essentially nothing and were given this passage as a promise. They have found it to be a life-guide.
I chose to use the colours of the liturgical calendar [purple, rose, green, white, red, gold, blue] to represent the year in, year out cycle of providential care. The circles represent the sun's daily rising and setting; the couple themselves; the Eucharist as source and summit of the Catholic Christian.
Painted in acrylic with some mixed media. Size: together the two panels make 40 x 40 inches.
I offer my work now on a pay-what-it's-worth-to-you basis or as another client called it, "an economy of manifest trust." I was well paid and have received a subsequent commission from the same client for later in 2014. #psalm91 #painting #commission #owenswain #reciprocity