Artist Peter Olsen has shared his vision of every verse in the Book Of Revelation in various mediums, Here, he uses his favorite medium, oil, to paint incredible visual interpretations. These paintings are just extraordinary upon close inspection: detail, depth of field, dimension, color, vision. stunning detail in sharp contrast. Below are 40 of over 400 verse by verse illustrations that span the entire Book Of Revelation.
A NOTE ON OIL—”Absolutely my favorite medium. When I began working with oils at the Academy, I felt a new world had burst forth! Some artists move away from oils because of its slow drying time, and if time is critical I understand. However, oil is superior for blending, light, shadow, depth, and durability as well as its long lasting, rich luminous color. I consider the slow drying time a blessing when adjustments are needed. For example: I definitely needed that drying time while working on the polyptych “The Narthex” which is five canvasses—over 20 feet— on the 24 verses of Revelation Chapter 18. (Note this painting was done entirely with one shot oil enamel) Overall, the majority of my Revelation Series paintings collection are in oil.” — Peter Olsen