A departure from my usual subject matter; On a Hill presents a concept I have wanted to depict for over a year. The rocks where Christ was put on the cross outside of Jerusalem were and are very barren. Very rugged and jagged. I have often wondered as I look at so many depictions of the three crosses how they would look, how would the whole scene look if it were shown in a typical Canadian Shield type of geography? So, since I am an artist and can place it how I choose, I decided I would do such a painting.
This painting represents to me the message that it IS finished, and it IS done and because it is we can all rest in the assurance that we are forgiven. Therefore we can have hope. Hence, this scene is both rugged and peaceful. Strong yet relaxing.
Not as commercial as my main body of work, I agree, but this was not about a sale but rather about one of those things you just have to do just because. Just because. :-)
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.