Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Parables of Jesus The Parable of the Rich Fool drawing Bertram Poole

He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly. He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?' He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."' "But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." (Luke 12)

Rich Fool Parable painting by Bertram Poole illustrates the rich man surrounded by his abundance while observing the workers who are building a bigger barn.  The sun sets causing the dark shadow of night to inch closer to him as the balances or scales behind get ready to "weigh" his soul!  I am developing this sketch further and will be able to do a larger artwork as well as supply prints. 

1 comment:

  1. A refreshingly bright and modern interpretation of this parable--thanks for sharing your talent!