On this painting, the mood is everything. I have researched all the paintings of Elijah calling down the fire. Most have the angle set so you can only see about 20-30 feet or so in the air. We are missing so much. I want to be able to look up. I want to see the fire trail, how far. Where does it come from? I think that’s part of the awe of this miracle, and probably what scared the crowds. This was a big miracle.
For the process, I’m layering (in acrylic paint) and only in black and white at this point, although I will introduce color later on. I don’t want to transfer my drawing of Elijah yet as I would just cover it up with background paint.