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Forgiven: Luke 23:32-34 “There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death. And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified HIM, and the criminals, one on the right hand side and one on the left. Then Jesus said, *”Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do"* And they divided His garments and cast lots."

from the Homage series…

Mixed Media on canvas (mostly Acrylic, some impasto gel, gouache, stuff lying around, modeling clay and crackle medium)
92cm x 61cm

inspired by and an homage to Shaun Tan

The Red Tree Lothian Books 2001

my absolute favourite book in the whole wide world!!!

Part of a little red tree series…

this is the third painting…

September 2008

Original Painting SOLD!!!


  • Tollwut
    Tollwutover 6 years ago


  • Thanks!!

    – melodious

  • MaryK
    MaryKover 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thank you!

    – melodious

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmerover 6 years ago

    Wonderful work Melody!

  • Thanks Ruth!

    – melodious

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 6 years ago

    lovely work Melodious, great treatment. Well done!

  • thank you Anthony, so much!

    – melodious

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...over 6 years ago

    This is a remarkable Image that i will have to pen some thoughts down by. I am filled with a massive Metaphorical expression I will have to mail you with it.
    I like the impressions I get form this

  • thanks for all your words Jason, bless you!

    – melodious

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 6 years ago

    This is so amazing…love it….

  • Oh Sally, thank you so much!!!

    – melodious

  • LindaMcCarthy
    LindaMcCarthyover 6 years ago

    Powerful concept and painting, Melody. It takes on more meaning, the more I look at it. Awesome painting and wonderful work.

  • Thank you so much Linda! I was comissioned to paint something on the subject of forgiveness – I thought I’d work it into my little red tree series too! I really appreciate your taking the time and favouriting! yay

    – melodious

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 6 years ago

    So much to contemplate in this – well done.

  • thank you – there are layers not only of paint and texturing but of meaning – so I really appreciate you taking the time!

    – melodious

  • InnerNortherns
    InnerNorthernsover 6 years ago

    i like how you attained the vision of snow and winter behind the trees in this work ,as it gives the impression of forbearing like the split between 2 sessions and the inevitableness of change ,spring and reinvention ,great depth of field and distance of want …interesting

  • thank you for your wonderful comment!!!

    – melodious

  • underthemoon
    underthemoonover 6 years ago

    This is very good work! Beautiful composition – and I really like the textures!

  • Thank you so much!

    – melodious

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