Saturday, April 19, 2014

Special Light-Portrait

Happy Easter
 Close ups

Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Joel was the super host this week who provided a bunch of great photos! This is his niece standing in the light of a window.

It has been a tradition of mine to commemorate Easter and other holidays on my blog with a painting. When I saw the pic with his niece in that special light, my choice was made!
I raised her face, closed her eyes, and added a cross to her hand.
Happy Easter, everyone....please don't forget the true meaning.

This is oil on a 7x5 canvas panel.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking!
 I post this in the spirit of Christianity on this day of days.
Please use it as a gentle reminder to look beyond the decorated eggs...marshmallow peeps...and the chocolate bunnies. All of which are fun and a special delight to our children and the child within us.

But the true meaning of this day is the suffering which was willingly endured so that we could all be forgiven. Through His sacrifice and resurrection we are guaranteed eternal life. This perfect life which He promised appeals to the child within us...because we are indeed His children.

Also, please don't forget to pray for all those who are in the service of protecting us and for those who have given the supreme sacrifice.

 John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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.

Mark 16: 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.


  1. This is a beautiful post and beautiful painting, Dean! I will never forget the true meaning of Easter....! Happy Easter!!

  2. Very spiritual. I can see how this spoke to you. Happy Easter Dean!

  3. GREAT post, Dean! Happy Easter to you and I love your painting and your special addition of the Cross. Perfection!

  4. Wow - very moving. What a beautiful painting full of promise of the true meaning of Easter. WE are all blessed!

  5. The light and lovely blue combined with the pose, make this serene and contemplative. A perfect painting for your writing! Hope your Easter was filled with special moments.

  6. Amen, Dean. Thank you for these good words of good news.

  7. Bonsoir cher ami,

    Une peinture qui déclenche une belle émotion... Gros bisous


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