Thursday, April 02, 2009
Father, Forgive Them
Oil on 5x7 gessoed hardboard.
I have been wanting to do a painting to commemorate Easter for about the last five years-and for some reason or another, the date has always passed with no painting...much to my regret. Well, I'm happy to say that I made it this year with some time to spare.
I started this painting without much pre planning. Each element was added as a separate, last minute,after-thought ...the light halo glow...the crown of thorns...the stream of blood... the cross against the foreboding sky.
Almost as if it painted itself, as they say. Psssst... Between you and me, I believe that sometimes He takes a hand in it. He paints it...I just hold the brush. I call it PUI..."painting under the influence".
Even the photographing and editing went smoother and easier than any I have done since I've been doing this internet thing...around 5 years!
I'm going to shut up, and just say that I'm happy with how it turned out!
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Luke 23:34 NIV
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.