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Living Water by Stephen  J. Vattimo

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Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Size : 2′ × 4′
Year competed : 1992
This painting is part of the collection of artwork I did during my military service, this collection is entitled : The Army Years.
This painting is the second spiritual paint, I did, the first spiritual painting i did ,was the first version of this one, but I did a somewhat mono chromatic blue version. This painting , and the Victory Through Prayer paint, won prizes in a army post art show, at Ft. Lewis WA. The army had three professional artist to judge the show. Living Water took 1st place, and Victory Through Prayer took honorable mention.
This painting illustrates how God gives life to the dead, we with out salvation through Christ, are the living dead. For Life is to know, and commune with God.
understanding the symbols:
The desert = a cursed world with decay and death
The skull = the result of sin, we will all face death.
the cross = the price that Christ pained, that man may be freed from the penalty of sin.
the water fall = eternal life for all who will repent from sin and live their lives in service to God through faith in Christ.
The floral covered hill = the redeemed creation, the future new earth and heavens God will create, that will have the absence of the cruse of sin, no decay or death will be found.

Written by Stephen J. Vattimo


stephen j vattimo surealworld, primitive art, landscape, spiritual, abstract, pastel colors

Stephen J. Vattimo born 1965, in the Philadelphia area of the state of Pennsylvania.
Spent child hood in privet boarding school,due to hyper activity and not able to function in structure setting.
graduated from boarding school and attended regular public High school and graduated.
Served in the U.S. Military ,U.S. Army,Pa National Guard,Army reserves,Civil Air Patrol.
Artistically: Painter,Poet,Humorous short stories,commentator

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  • webbie
    webbiealmost 6 years ago

    Just beautiful…deserved 1st the colors and spirit in it:)

  • Webbie,

    I am glad you enjoy this painting. Thank you for taking time to encourage me with your words.


    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • Raven5
    Raven5almost 6 years ago

    I noticed this painting earlier and just loved it.

    You hare inspirational Stephen

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful work with everyone.

  • Raven5,

    I am glad God has used this painting to be a blessing to you! I hope you will
    visit my gallery, and enjoy my other works of art, and my writings.
    Thank you for taking time to drop me a word of encouragement.


    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations! This image is currently being featured in the group: For The Love Of Jesus!

  • Stephen  J. Vattimo
    Stephen J. Va...almost 6 years ago


    Thank you, for featuring my painting " Living Water , " it is my hope it will be a blessing to all who view it.


  • mikej
    mikejalmost 6 years ago

    This is really a excellent piece, I love every thing about this painting! Congrats on being featured.

  • Stephen  J. Vattimo
    Stephen J. Va...almost 6 years ago


    Thank you, for taking the time to encourage me with your comment on my painting " Living Water, "
    I hope you will take the time to view my other works of art, and read my writings, it is my hope they will be used of God to bless you!

  • Matthew Scotland
    Matthew Scotlandalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful stephen – i love how you symbolize all the imagery to tell the story of His redemption – a blessing to view

  • Stephen  J. Vattimo
    Stephen J. Va...almost 6 years ago
    Matthew,good to hear from you ! this was one of my first spiritual painting. I have always been drawn toward art that communicate a message, and prayed that God would bless me with the ability to create this kind of art, to communicate His gospel to others. So how am i doing so far?


  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 5 years ago

    you did a beautiful job of this and bless you for glorifying God

  • Stephen  J. Vattimo
    Stephen J. Va...over 5 years ago


    Good to hear from you, I glad God has use this painting to some how be a blessing to you, it’s the reason why I do art, and write, to enrich people’s live with the sharing of Christ through the gifts God has given me.


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