“Destiny” by Carl Irving
£850 plus postage and packing
“This work began several years ago. It is not the first white horse I’ve painted and the previous two were called courage and endurance. What inspired the series was a vision which provided a personal revelation that reminded me to wait patiently.
Whilst driving through Portugal, I noticed a beautiful, white horse, glowing, almost angelic, tethered at what appeared to be a broken-down warehouse. (I’m not sure if it was real or a vision. It looked so out of place.) At once I knew I didn’t fit in where I was, and needed to leave.
As with a lot of my work, the painting began before I understood the deeper meaning. Before going overseas, I had been inspired to begin painting a horse at church in Exmouth, Devon. An image of a white horse running free on the beach was my muse for the start of the painting. On my return, my pastor handed me the picture of the horse that I had left behind. He said “I found this I think you lost it.” Thankfully God had reset my footing.
The Bible verse that links with this is Revelation 19 : 11-13, ‘I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.‘ “ Carl Irving
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This picture is created using acrylic paint, pencil and charcoal on deep edge canvas. It measures 90cm by 90cm and is currently unframed. The unframed price is £850, but Carl can frame it to suit the purchaser. An extra charge would apply for framing. The artist will send out the painting from the UK.
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