Pomegranate, 6 x 6, oil on gesso board
There are several reasons why I chose to paint a pomegranate this morning for the first painting in a new series I'm titling: Thankfulness.
My sincere intentions this holiday season is to seek out the joy of the memories and moments of my life that I'm so thankful for and what better time than to reflect on this time of year from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
In Christianity, pomegranates were featured in paintings of Mary and the baby Jesus by the likes of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, as symbols of the resurrection and everlasting life.
So for me, my first painting is humbly painted with gratitude and thankfulness to the one who created and saved me... and gave me this talent to be shared with others.
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