We are turning from summer into fall, into another season. Seasons reveal the cycle of harvest, and only God could have thought of this idea of the seasons, to make something that is necessary for continuance of our physical life into something so enjoyable in nature, as well as extravagant. It is magnificent, amazing, and comforting at the same time. I am a summer child, and so are four of my 7 grand children.
NO ESCAPE – vision 3
Oil, 24 x 36 inch, No Escape, © St Germain
Having lived in California for 3+decades,
am so used to summer and fall being fire seasons that it is again
serendipitous, that the next vision I saw was about fire.
There are at the moment many fires burning, the largest covering
191.000 acres in Northern California.
After the second vision, I sure hoped this was the end and I could get to sleep.
But no, again as soon as I closed my eyes,
I saw a strange fire. Through the flames I saw the face of Jesus
on a big billboard of the cinema. He was looking in my direction.
The people were running wildly, trying to escape the fire.
They couldn’t, because the fire was everywhere.
The people appeared from nowhere.
All rattled, scared, and confused as they tried to escape.
Every direction they turned,
fire appeared. They were of every ethnicity.
Both the subject matter and the implication of this vision
are heart wrenching.
Visually it was the clearest of the first three visions.
The presence of multi ethnic groups maybe an indication
of a global disaster. I put the building and the people in this time,
for that is how it appeared to me.
The face of Jesus on the painting is darker an more reddish.
When I saw the thorn of crowns I knew it was Jesus. His face
had an expression of “What are you going to do about it?”
What can I do about it??
My first instinct was yelling, “Please, stop! Please stop the fire!”
When I got to painting this scene, a few years later
there were some painting problems I needed to solve
to show the scene of what I saw. Chose this bird’s eye view of the balcony of
my son’s apartment (then teaching in Nanchang, a city
of 2 million, 12 hr. train ride West from Shanghai).
To be very clear, this is NOT an indication of where this took place,
but it is a background!! The view of the cinema
was perfect to give Jesus the central place in this vision.
Between the second painting of the lave Flow and this painting,
I first painted first 6 other paintings. That means there are a few weeks
of painting in between the previous and this fire.
Yet, eye opening is they have the same colors and style.
Oranges ripening in September-October. The Los Angels basin
was once known for its orange groves. A smiley surprise
that our friends had oranges in their new back yard:)
Weekly Smile, Der Natur Donnerstag
In California one can’t tell seasons by flowers, because this one blooms in September
FOTD, Makro Tex: September, Floral Fri Foto
Wordless, Weekend Street Photography
Cotton Ball Sky
MONDAY – Our World * Weekly Smile * FOTD *
TUESDAY – Tue. Travel * Makro-Tex * PhotoAWeek*
WEDNESDAY – Wordless Wed.* Der Natur Donnerstag *
THURSDAY – Sky Watch * Thankful Thurs.*
FRIDAY – Fri Bliss * Weekend Street Photo.* Floral Fri Foto *
SATURDAY – Sat. Critters