Friday, December 14, 2007
Feed My Lambs
This painting is called "Feed My Lambs". I had a lot of fun with this one. I wanted to show Christ in a relaxed and "fun" setting with a group of children. The children are supposed to represent children of all races because Christ loves all of us equally. I wanted to show Christ in a more joyful and playful mood. He wasn't always serious I'm sure and must have had a very good repoire with children. The guy that posed for Christ was my nephew who was preparing to go on a mission. He was kind of the "Pied-Piper" of our ward and the children literally followed him everywhere. He had a special connection to the small one on his lap too - Aiden (child's name) - and he'd light up whenever Adam (Christ model's name) was around. The bowl of fruit represents our responsibility to nourish Christ's children. The other models were members of my ward or related in some way to me. The little blonde girl is my youngest - Lydia. The red head boy is my youngest son - Leaman. The tall Asian girl is my oldest grand child - Shalee, and the littlest boy sitting is my nephew - Ethan. The black boy's name is Alex. He was great.