About This Painting
How can I tell you about this mini in just a few lines? It’s aesthetically-inspired by Ang Lee’s 2012 film “The Life of Pi” (a film that’s a little clumsy in places but one I love so much it sometimes hurts), and its title comes from the closing line of Mimi Jennings’ poem “Madonna on her countless portraits,”—first published in The Christian Century; a poem I reread at least once a month. These two pieces of art both tell me the same story, and it isn’t (as some people might assume) the story that because God doesn’t exist we must each invent a little God for ourselves. On the contrary, it’s this: the God who exists is sweeter than all our pictures of Them; is bound to be most like our Best Stories.
About This Listing
This is a 3x5 studio gouache painting completed on professional-grade watercolor paper mounted to a cradled wooden panel 1.5 inches thick. To protect the water-based gouache paint from moisture, the painting has been lovingly treated with a three-step varnishing process consisting of a spray varnish suitable for water-based media, an isolation coat, and two coats of UV-resistant gloss varnish. The basswood panel has been sealed with buffed finishing wax to increase its longevity, and a signed label affixed to the back certifies its authenticity and specifications. The painting has already been glued into a custom poplar frame handmade by a local craftsman. Including the frame, the full dimensions of this piece are just under 4x6x2 inches.
I do my very best to make sure my scans and photographs provide accurate representations of my artwork, but please do be aware that due to monitor differences the colors you see on your screen may vary slightly from the way the colors appear in person.
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