A few years ago, Ben decided to see if he could paint wall murals. He had spent many years growing as a portrait artist, but he never worked with paint. Below are some pictures of Ben’s full-size, floor to ceiling wall murals. We are praying that Ben will feel better soon and be able to resume his artwork.
And no, that is not a painting of Joel. That’s him, standing in front of the mural. Just trying to show some perspective as to the size of these paintings.
Here is a smaller mural he’s done:
The knight is in Joel’s bedroom, and it’s the first mural Ben ever painted. Ben painted words like “salvation, faith, truth, and righteousness” on the bricks.
The painting (Ben’s first mural!!) is based on Ephesians 6, the Full Armor of God, which is an appropriate way to end this post:
Ephesians 6:10 – 17
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.
Oh, this little mouse lives on the beadboard of our kitchen island. The painting is only about 4 inches high.