Painting for Liturgy

Every so often a passage from the Bible will hit me visually, or I'll be asked by my husband (who's also my pastor) if I could illustrate a certain concept or story.  Here are a few of my works designed to assist the church in experiencing scripture. 


The Lion of Judah, oil on canvas, 2019

Acts 2:42 series: Prayer, oil on canvas, 2008

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David after Bathsheeba, oil on canvas, 1998
Acts 2:42 series: The Breaking of Bread, oil on canvas, 2009
Acts 2:42 series: The Apostles Teaching, oil on canvas, 2009
Open Up, oil on canvas, 2009
Praying is no easy matter.  I demands a relationship in which you allow someone other than yourself to enter into the very centre of your person, to see there what you would rather leave in darkness, and to touch there what you would rather leave untouched.
Henri Nouwen

A reproduction of "Agnus Dei" (Lamb of God), by Francisco de Zurbaran (1635-1640).  This was hung facing "The Lion of Judah", flanking the front of our church, Easter 2019.

Agnus Dei (based on Zurbaran), oil on canvas, 2019
The Road to Emmaus, oil on canvas, 2014

In these paintings I wanted to convey the despondency, grief and slow walk of the two followers of Jesus walking to Emmaus, contemplating his crucifixion.  And then, after they have encountered a resurrected Jesus, them running, flying, joyous and excited back to Jerusalem.
The Road from Emmaus, oil on canvas, 2014
Janet's Painted Life