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.


Melissa Mae said...

So I'm hoping that this is the real Dan Freed that drew "feed my lambs". I am interested to know where I can find your art. I can't find you in any of the LDS stores online. I can't remember where I bought this little 5 by 7 and would love to get a large picture for my wall. You are an amazing artist. I've been trying to find a picture of Christ and this is the one that pulls at my heart strings. My email is If you could let me know where you sell your art work I would really appreciate it! Thank you

Cali said...

I got this picture for my Mother-in-Law a while back, and I have wanted to get this for our Kitchen. I am unable to find it for sale anywhere. Could you send me in the right direction as to where to find it? Thanks!


calimcook at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love that you have Christ smiling!! I too believe that he wasn't always so serious! I would love to have one like the picture of him with the candle only smiling!