Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Best Robe ~ Acrylic Figure ~ The Prodigal Son ~ PCPC Arts Festival

"The Best Robe"
16"x 20" Acrylic with collage on gallery wrapped Canvas

My second entry in the Park Cities Presbyterian Art Festival is based on the prodigal son theme, Luke 15:11-32.
A hungry and penniless young man longs to return to his father. The compassionate father has been waiting for his return and welcomes him back home. The son asks and receives forgiveness for wasting all his money. The father was so happy his beloved son has returned home he asks his servants to bring "The Best Robe" for him, a ring for his hand, and sandals for his feet in preparation for a great feast. Great rejoicing occurs when lost children of God return to Him, our Father, and ask forgiveness. My previous post showed the first entry, The Birds of the Air.
The festival will be April 25-May 3 at 4101 Oak Lawn Avenue, across the street from the church. The top works in each category will be honored with a ribbon. The "Best of Theme" and "Viewers' Choice" winners will each receive a cash award of $1,000. Some of the artists in the metroplex area might consider the show for next year as it is a well run, professional show presenting Biblical themes.


Sandy Maudlin said...

Nancy, Your work is so expressive, colorful, and beautiful. I always enjoy seeing what you're painting. This one is particularly exciting...the textures and richness convey a great message.

dominique eichi said...

This one also is wonderful You have a great series going here you should do more of these. They are so Rich.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Sandy. I enjoy checking your blog also.

Hello, Dominique, thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement.

Caren said...

Nancy, this is a beauty!

Cathy Hegman said...

Super work! I love this one! Great use of space and texture! I love the thought in it as well!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks, Caren and Cathy..I'm wanting to work on more figures and life keeps getting in the way. Thanks for your comments.