This is my interepretation of Christ before he went to the Cross. Here he contemplates his love for all and taking on the sins of the world. In prayer and close to his Father, Jesus reflects on the purpose of his life, death and pain he will endure. Soon he would face the anger of the masses and be crucified. Only days later would he arise from the dead to the surprise and glory of all!

19 x 24 Pastel (and prayer) on Sennelier pastel card

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Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 3 years ago

    strong image Leslie

  • Thank you Dennis!! You get the award for being the first commenter!! Thank you!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 3 years ago

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღBeautiful portrait nice clarity and detail nice framing and beautiful blue colour and wonderful blended colour precious this is Nicely done and presented hugs..

  • Thank you so much! Love all the confetti- like love!! Generous comment – thank you!! Blessings:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • dales1
    dales1almost 3 years ago

    Leslie, what a wonderful picture and script. So well done.

  • Thank you Dale! I sure appreciate it:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 3 years ago

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully painted…

  • Thank you Heather! painted with love for sure:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 3 years ago

    Splendid portrait Leslie…brooding, thoughtful but not afraid….

  • No, not afraid! :-) Thank you Janis! After 3 years of painting, I can see my progress – thanks to God!! I am delighted with this piece – not easy for me to say;-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Carrie Jackson
    Carrie Jacksonalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely…and your play with light here is just beautiful!

  • Thank you Carrie:-) I apprciate you stopping by ans saying that!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 3 years ago

    Great work, Leslie!

  • Thanks so much!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks !!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent artwork!

  • Thank you Marie!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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