Pastel on paper
42″ × 28″
This painting portrays a dear friend of mine, Debra Sarlo, being baptized in the Jordan River. We toured Israel together in the summer of 2015.
When we arrived at the Jordan River, I was fascinated by the luminous appearance of the water and the light. The Holy Spirit was truly present and made everything glow, including my friend at this precious moment in her life. Through the power of her faith in Jesus, she has traveled far in her readiness to forgive and to trust God. The expression on her face reveals her complete peace on arriving at this point in her journey.
This piece was exhibited in 2016 at the California Art Club’s 105th Annual Gold Medal Show at the Autry Museum of the American West.
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