Jesus emerges triumphant from the tomb, arms raised, glorifying the Father. His body is draped in the gold fabric of the glory and power of God. His risen body no longer has the traditional garments of red and blue, signifying the end of His earthly ministry.
The tomb is low, as you would find in Israel. A resting place for the dead to decompose, not a place to stay.
But nonetheless, the garden, as it is described, is dotted with the spring flowers of Jerusalem; vibrant reds and little white flowers enfolded in straggly green leaves suited for the harsh desert weather.
This is one of 12 paintings for the Ascension Press program “What We Believe” found here.
As part of the program I worked closely with the team to come up with each composition, and for this one it was particularly important to emphasize Jesus’s triumph and joy and awe and wonder at the works of the Father. The Son revels in the works of the Father and is filled with an unsurpassed love.
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.