The Good Samaritan – Original Painting


“And when he saw him, he had compassion.” Scroll down to learn more about this piece!

Available as just the painting on a linen panel (3/8″ plywood with linen adhered on top) or with a handmade, genuine gold-leaf, high quality frame. 12×12 without the frame, 17×17 with the frame.


This is one of 12 paintings for the Ascension Press program “What We Believe” found here.

The composition on this one in particular was very important; if you compare all the other paintings in the series, this one is the most zoomed out, and it’s completely by design: it’s just far out enough that we can look upon the scene and either enter it, or move on.

This is the image of the moral life, our duty to go out and serve the Body of Christ, to receive others as if they were Christ Himself.

We see the whole of the wounded man, laying as though dead, bruised and bloody. In the desolate desert in the Valley of the Shadow of Death, there is absolutely nothing. No flowing streams, no shade, no nothing for the Good Samaritan to use to alleviate the pain of the wounded man.

But he doesn’t let that stop him from awkwardly, strugglingly to hold up the wounded man. But in this, he draws the man into an embrace, with a gaze full of nothing but love.

But what about us, will we come to the wounded man’s aide, or move on by?

To flip the scene, and enter in AS the wounded man, we look at his bruised and battered body. Cut on the cheek from a blow, sliced knee and shin from trying to run away, cut arm and wrist, perhaps in defense, bruised ribs unable to be sheltered from blows by the thieves, and wounded heart, still bleeding.

Battered by evil and left for dead. Jesus comes to us and cares for our wounds.


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.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 5 in

Just painting, With frame (+$400)


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While many items are made to order, I always strive to get your order out by the next shipping day – Tuesday and Thursday. I ship First Class USPS which generally takes 2-4 days after that to arrive at your house.

11×14 prints and canvas prints are drop shipped and will take up to 5 days to ship. Smaller prints are stocked here and ship regularly.

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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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