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His Smile Lights The World by Tahnja

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His Smile Lights The World by 

Acrylic and impasto medium on flat canvas board.

10″ × 8″

My daughter Jaymi asked me if I would paint an image of a smiling Jesus for her Scripture teacher at school. She said that her teacher is always happy and smiling so she thought that a smiling Jesus would be the best gift for him.


  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago


  • Wow Chery, wonderful to see you again. Thank you so much for stopping by. Godbless you and Merry Christmas

    – Tahnja

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenabout 4 years ago

    Nice work Tahnja, & Merry Christmas to you. I’m sure your gift of this painting will be very special & greatly appreciated;)

  • Hugs…thank you so much Louise. Merry Christmas to you as well. It was wonderful to paint Him with a warm smile.

    – Tahnja

  • Joseph Barbara
    Joseph Barbaraabout 4 years ago

    Hi Tahnia, impressive and unusual portrait of Christ. I’m sure it will be greatly appreciated. Seasons’ greetings from Malta, Joseph.

  • Hello Joseph! So wonderful to have you stop by and see my smiling Jesus. It is certainly unusual but was so wonderful to paint Him in this way.

    Merry Christmas to you my friend

    – Tahnja

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaabout 4 years ago

    its wonderful smile and nice painting. you are always challenger, my dear artist Tahnja!!! your daughter’s school teacher will be very happy!!! Nice job!!!

  • He almost looks like He was caught while walking along and someone asked to take a quick snapshot lol….and I like that about this painting…it’s very warm and natural.

    Thank you so much dear friend!

    – Tahnja

  • Maria Murphy
    Maria Murphyabout 4 years ago

    Just stunning , Tahnja. Beautiful artwork as usual!

  • My dear Angel friend. With all my heart I wish you a Merry Christmas! My love to you….thank you so much for showing your support of my work.

    – Tahnja

  • LizzieBrayden
    LizzieBraydenabout 4 years ago

    Finally, depicted as truly loving instead of serious and possibly wrathful…I like this painting of Jesus more than any other I have seen.

  • That is a wonderful and joyous comment. I tend to depict Him in many ways, which ever I feel drawn to at the time and I have long wanted to paint Him smiling for the Lord is truly loving, has a great sense of humour as well as all the other things that He is as well.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and appreciating my work. It means a lot to me.

    – Tahnja

    BLYTHARTabout 4 years ago

    May I echo Lizzie’s comment above. I like to believe that our Lord is good humoured and kindly.

  • He is indeed good humoured my friend with a smile that truly lights the world :o)

    Thank you for appreciating my work

    – Tahnja

  • Rowan  Lewgalon
    Rowan Lewgalonabout 4 years ago

    So very beautiful!
    His smile reaches heart and soul.

  • His smile is very infectious isn’t it? I smiled just about the entire time I painted His face lol….must be good for my smile muscles lol.

    Thank you for so heartily appreciating my work dear friend

    – Tahnja

  • southernvice
    southernviceabout 4 years ago

    I wish I had your talent Tahnja!! Gorgeous work :)

  • Aww my friend, you are so warm and generous. I promise that I love and cherish my talents as God given and do my best to bring Him glory. I study hard and try to learn how to make the best of what I’ve been given.


    – Tahnja

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful smile too. Full of peace and unconditional love. A precious gift from your dear heart Tahnja.

  • And one that means a lot to me as it was a wonderful experience to paint the Lord with such a warm and natural smile without making Him look too earthly. It’s a fine line because He is beautiful of course and I wanted to be very careful not to make Him look too manly in an earthly sense lol. Thank you so much dear friend!

    – Tahnja

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