Jesus holds a look that is both welcoming and cold, both severe and gentle, both regal and humble.
This is the Final Judgment. We are judged on our lives and how well we searched for and loved God. How well we followed His Commandments.
Will we receive the welcoming gesture, or the severe? Do we have a relationship with Him? Did we believe He is the Way, the Trust, and the Life? This will determine everything.
To those that followed Him, Jesus raises his hand in blessing, fingers forming the letters ICXC (Greek for ‘Jesus’). And for us, it is a reminder that it is Jesus who imparts every blessing when our priests bless us.
He is available, present, near to us, at all times.
Oil paint is slightly transparent, letting light bounce through thinner layers of paint to the the lower layers. The brush strokes, everywhere they are even slightly raised, catch the light, and change throughout the day as the light changes. The original painting will hold a depth that is not capturable with a print. There’s no replacing what an original piece looks like, and when you love a piece, it’s always worth it to get the original if possible.
The frame that I’ve shown is a Masterworks Frames handmade, carved, 12 layer frame with hand applied gold leaf in either 12k (silver) or 22k (gold) genuine gold leaf (depending on what is shown in the photos). The frame is solid wood, and thick, I’ve never for an instant wondered if it would break, unlike store bought frames. The corners are filled in for a seamless museum quality finish.
If you do want a print instead, click here! You’ll be directed to the canvas print options on Ascension Press’ website. For paper prints, click the “shop now” button on the right, under a photo of the Baptism as a paper print.