Tuesday, January 20, 2009

EMOTIONS VI, Mixed Media, 10" x 8", 2009

I was divinely inspired to do this piece this morning while I knelt down with my little boy Josh in morning prayer. I let him pray and he prayed those simple lovely prayers that children so innocently pray about...bless mummy, bless daddy, bless mummy's baby(because Ruth my wife is pregnant) bless auntie Funmis baby(because my sister is pregnant too)....that's all I can remember.





And as emotions rise today with the New President of America, we can also pray with this little girl I have depicted here for the New President, America has given birth to!

This piece was done with watercolour, coloured pencil, pastel and wax crayons on heavy watercolour paper.

19 comments:

Sheila said...

Oh Banji, CONGRATULATIONS for this beautiful image, beautiful family that is about to grow by the addition by another miracle and bless your talents and your ability to render such tender moments like this.

adebanji said...

Thanks Sheila!

Mark Bridges said...

I see the new President is marching down the street now and I think he sent a wave your way in the UK.

adebanji said...

Thanks Mark! I have caught the wave!

silvina said...

Very touching and beautifully composed piece. I watched the presidential inauguration this morning and was especially impressed with the prayer said for the president and the nation. I second that prayer and your son's prayer. Amen!

adebanji said...

I say Amen too Silvina! I've really missed you for a while.

Thanks!

"JeanneG" said...

I came here from Jeanette Jobson's blog. I have really enjoyed browsing thru all your art. Very, very nice work. Thanks, Jeanne

dominique eichi said...

How powerful the prayer of the child for they have the innocence in pure form.
So is your drawing "In pure form of glory to God"

dominique eichi said...

CONGRATULATION, on the blessing of a new life for your family.

adebanji said...

Thanks JeanneG! Also for taking time to visit!

adebanji said...

I believe Dominique, their prayers are touching, thanks for the benediction!

Adam Cope said...

strong sentiments in this heart-felt wc. the way children feel the world, such a miracle...

keep well & happy with no.2 on the way.

adebanji said...

Thanks Adam, you've really got the gist about children!

Leia Brown said...

Beautiful piece! It is evident you have a passion for what you do. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us.

adebanji said...

Thanks Leia!

James Parker said...

Adebanji....This crazy world in which we live...needs people like you who care and give. Absolutely great piece of art. Congratulations of Ruth's upcoming blessing...I'm sure Josh is hoping for twin brothers :-) ....James

adebanji said...

Thanks a million James! Having twins at this point in time is gonna be VERY EXPENSIVE- I think it only one coming!

Maggie Mayer said...

Wow Adebanji, This is wonderful... a very emotional piece. Also, I love your sketches...very loose and fresh. I'm glad to have found your blogs.

adebanji said...

You are welcome Maggie!

I am happy to have found yours too!