Buxtehude Commissioned Project: Ad Latus 36" x 24"
Membra Jesu Nostri
Ad Latus: To the sides
Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come,my dove in the clefts of the rock,
in the hollow of the cliff (Son of Songs 2:13-14)
Hail, side of the saviour, in which the honey of sweetness is hidden, in which the power of love is exposed, from which gushes the spring of blood that cleans the dirty hearts
Lo I approach you, Pardon, Jesus, if I sin,
With reverent countenance
freely I come to you to behold your wounds,
In the hour of death, may my soul enter, Jesus, your side
Hence dying may it go into you,
Lest the cruel lion seize it, But let it forever remain with you.
On another note...I bought more gessobords. This next batch will have 3/4" birch sides. The
1-1/2" birch sides are backordered. Both are beautiful and I am excited to dive back in. I am taking a day to varnish the sides and prep for new 12x12" paintings. I also need to create some quiet space to envision the next painting for the Buxtehude project. I have the idea. Now I need to close my eyes and see the color and the steps I need to take to accomplish what I see in my mind's eye. I usually jump in with a few general ideas and then let the painting guide me. Here we go!