Sunday, March 31, 2013

Father, Forgive Them

Oil on 5x7 gessoed hardboard.

I still feel a bit down with my back/COPD. I had a painting underway for today, but couldn't complete it on time. So, here's one I originally posted in 2009.

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".

I wish you all a happy and blessed Easter. Please remember the true meaning. Keep love and hope alive in your hearts.....The best is yet to come.


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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.


  1. I am sorry things have been difficult lately for you Dean, I hope you are feeling much better very soon. This painting is beautiful and so sensitive. Hurry back

  2. Touches anyone's soul, the small details contributing so well to the big impact that is being made, very well done!

  3. I enjoyed looking thru your blog. I like that you paint so many different subjects.

  4. I've had a couple of paintings that I think weren't painted by I understand what you are saying here. This is a great painting..and perfect for today. Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Dean, this is so touching, thank you.

  6. Happy Easter My Friend!... A wonderfully painted tribute and message that you have posted here!

    Hope that your down feeling dissipates... and disappears SOON! Keep the Faith Dean! Hope is a powerful tool for renewal and spiritual replentishment! Spring... and along with summer is well on the way!

    Oh... that everyone could "understand" and accept that there exists a Power... greater than ourselves... which does indeed guide our hands and our hearts... if we simply choose to believe and have Faith!!

    Rich blessings Dean! Sweet thoughts of Spring sent your way... from The Paint Box Gang in Rockport!

  7. Amazing..Dean!!...beautifully done.!!

  8. Beautiful. Truly touches the heart.


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