From Beginning to End

see, I raised this one up for you

see, I raised this one up for you

from beginning to end

from beginning to end

I led him to slaughter

I led him to slaughter

he fed my community, my family and neighbors, your mother, brothers and sisters

The second biggest cottonwood in Kansas stood by as a witness to the shedding of blood

this ancient, the second biggest cottonwood in my land stood by as a witness to the shedding of blood

thank you to my friend Brad for some of the pictures this week

Thomas and Jesus

Years ago I was commissioned to make a painting of Thomas touching the side of Jesus after the Resurrection.  I began this drawing then but ended up doing a much simpler painting for the commission.  I am in the process of preparing a large panel (for the second time) in order to paint this picture.  In this post is the drawing and original painting.  Following posts will explore the large panel construction and preparation and the new easel I have had to build to accommodate it.

The drawing.

Left detail.

Center detail.

Right detail.

The original painting.