Acrylic on canvas

the island exile John is on the beach writing when a surprise visitor comes with out of this world revelations

“I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven”


sea, beach, sky, light, god, sand, door, angel, spirit, spiritual, prophecy, john, jesus, bible, revelations, patmos


  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayover 4 years ago

    Brilliant piece yet again…lovin your work Matt…

  • thanks so much Jewd

    – Calgacus

  • Alleycatsgarden
    Alleycatsgardenover 4 years ago

    lol – love the laptop

  • haha, i know, couldnt resist, fed up with biblical art reverently stuck at the medieval age – cheers for the feature man : )

    – Calgacus

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    yep, the laptop and his surprise is BRILLLLLIIIIIAAAAAAAAAANT! AWESOME work FULL of power and glory!!!! LOVE THOSE WINGS!!!!

  • cheeeeeers awesome tahnja, may the power and glory fill your own wings, i must admit i loved the laptop idea myself, sometimes less-religious constrictions produce a more spiritual result – like you have said of your impressionist beauties – more power to your renoirs lady : )

    – Calgacus

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Matthew!!!!!!

  • thanks catherine, this one came out quick without picking at it, a habit i want to cultivate : )

    – Calgacus

  • Stephen  J. Vattimo
    Stephen J. Va...over 4 years ago

    Mathew, John on Patmos , was visited by the glorified Lord Jesus, not by a angel.
    I do like the Guy on the computer concept. In the way the paint should have Jesus walking toward the Guy on water,instead of the angel, it would give people something to think about. The painting then would communicate that people are so busy with their self indulgence, i.e. email on computed, surfing the internet, cell phone texing, that they are to sidetracked see the coming of The Lord. Kind of how the Jew did not recognize Jesus as their Messiah, their rulers teacher were to busy enjoying their seat of power and honor,instead of looking for the Messiah.

    Stephen J. Vattimo

  • i know you know the book and love the truth, so consider for this image i read among others, the opening verse,
    Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John:
    by my reading of this, god-jesus-angel-john goes the message down the chain of command, perhaps theres other parts and were both right – its not important anyhow beside the point about our distractions into the world system blinding us from the spirit. the laptop is a cool inspiration and i’d like to collect other ideas of modern things in a biblical setting if you have any, thanks

    – Calgacus

  • Olga
    Olgaover 4 years ago

  • woohoo, cheers olga, its an honour

    – Calgacus

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittover 4 years ago

    Whiooa really stunning. I love the way you have depicted the “door” and the angel and his wings – AND the splash on the water, that surely shows the force of the descending power. Mighty!

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    Enchanting sweetheART really lovely – inst fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • cheers val, hugz : )

    – Calgacus

  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnover 4 years ago

    i am fond of acrylics – so versatile
    your colour use is etherial
    and i just love the quirky modern twist
    imagine what john might have made of such a set up to write down Revelation…

  • i’m acrylic daft, even peeling it off the skin becomes an absorbing ritual – thankyou muchly – i love modern twists to golden oldies, it does make you wonder what old john would make of it – maybe he couldve got sidelined by googling everything the lord revealed, but man what a blogger he woulda been. i suppose christianity was like a virus to the internet of roman empire.

    – Calgacus

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Wow great expression of light and wonderful color use! ~Elaine

  • thanks elaine for that : )

    – Calgacus

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