"Salt and Light"... 8x6" Oil on Panel, alla prima from life, "Painting a Day" series, 4-2008.
This painting was recently highlighted on Christian rock band, Third Day's website...
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Scripture is often the inspiration for my paintings. This still life I set up and painted from life is such an example. My inspiration comes from Jesus' words in Matthew... "You are the salt of the earth" and "You are the light of the world." I think it cool the fact that one can associate salt with taste and thus the mouth and light with sight. Plainly put... our words (what comes out of our mouth) and actions (what others see us do) reveal who we really are.
Everyday objects painted from life is the essence of the "Painting a Day" art movement that is gaining momentum in the art collecting market.
Nigel James, Cardiff, Wales