Heaven, Hell and Holy Bible – acrylic painting

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Heaven and Hell, 30×24 cm

This is one of my favorite pieces, made for someone very dear to me. And, in a way, inspired by that person.

I stared with two smaller paintings.

First one was the angel representing Heaven. I used sea shells as wings. The angel’s robe is made with structure paste.

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Second one, hellfire, representing Hell, of corse.  Sea urchin teeth work out very well as devil’s horns. Fire is made with thick layers of paint applied with pallet knife.

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I affixed two small canvases on bigger one.  Hot-glued piece of printed picture of the old Bible, played around with glue to make embossed shapes.

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Finally, I laid down some black, burnt sienna, some brownish and metallic paints and he painting was done.

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Final thought on the theme :

Bible, John 13:36 

Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?”

Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.”

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