Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Good Shepherd

I don't usually do religious themed work, but I have been wanting a colorful portrait of Christ for my home for some time now. Most of the stuff out there is in muted tones, and more traditionally rendered. But the idea of painting the Savior is intimidating as all-get-out--at least for me. How does one capture on canvas the perfect love He has for us? But I figured it's better to try and fail than to never try at all, so finally got off my lazy butt and made this. I'm really pleased with it. I love the vivid colors, and I'm also happy I was able to capture a look of compassion and concern on Jesus' face. I hope this rendition touches a small handful of people. Buy prints/greeting cards of it here: