"Golgotha" 12x12, Oil on Gessobord
I think the image is a little too grainy. I'll try a better one once it dries.
As I've been working through John I wanted to paint something on the crucifixion without showing a cross. Just the sky telling the story of what He did. I tried to get at it with this storm on the mountain. It seems to me that mountains are used a great deal in scripture as where God spoke (Moses, Elijah, Jesus on the Mt. of Transfiguration). I wanted to show how the sky was going dark and there was this great grief and judgment being poured out at the same time.
I'm wanting so much to just touch on the emotion in the moments of scripture. It's a struggle to truly get at something like this but I find myself longing to get back to painting and keep at it.