The look in the old man’s eyes has hope even as he reminisces a life lived long and well. It reminded me of my Sunday school lessons about long life. The intention of this piece is to capture the inner feelings of the subject in a loose carefree style rather than the finesse of portrait drawings.
In my artwork, Jesus is depicted as descending onto earth riding on a cloud. He is triumphantly returning to earth to judge the living and the dead. There is colour pencil blending involved in my artwork as well as paint used. I thought of this because I read in the Bible that it is prophesied that He will one day return. My painting which shows His return thus gives hope to all Christians around the world that their Saviour has come to redeem them.
God promised Abraham that his descendants will have Canaan as their homeland. (Genesis 26:4-5)
As the Israelites were leaving Egypt to cross over to their Promised Land in the desert, they yearned for something different besides their daily diet. In God’s grace, He provided them with manna at dawn and quail at twilight. (Exodus 16:10-16) God always keep His promises. Besides our basic needs, He even provides us with extras. It reminds us that God’s grace and blessings are aplenty. We should work harder to extend His Kingdom. Better things are yet to come. The lily symbolises purity, hope, and life in Jesus Christ.