Thursday, April 17, 2014

This is the Crucifixion I painted for Holy Week, 2014

I painted this Crucifixion during Holy Week, 2014, but was concerned that it might be too modern for my sacred art blog and was unsure about posting it.   I emailed a copy out to family and friends, some of whom are artists, to get their opinion and the response was overwhelmingly positive.   My friend and fellow artist, Awilda Harrington, who just this past week had one of her paintings accepted by the Museum of Find Arts in Saint Petersburg, FL, had this to say.    "Wow . . . the reason I like it is because it is disturbing to me.   His face demonstrates sadness as well as a pensive thoughtfulness as if in a prayerful mode.  This painting has affected me more than any of your others."   After reading this and other comments, I decided to post because I wanted to share it with you, my internet friends.


  1. When I gaze upon Him here on the cross, He seems to assure me that though there will be much to suffer, there is peace that follows, as in a sweet surrender. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Thank you Daily Grace. I started painting this Crucifixion in watercolors, which is a new medium for me, and one that I'm not comfortable with. It wasn't working out and I was very frustrated with it and couldn't believe how awful it looked. I was working on another project in acrylics and I had orange, blue and white paint left on the palette. I decided to see what I could do with nontraditional colors on the Crucifixion and within a short time, it all came together. II know The Lord was guiding me, because I never could have done this on my own.


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