Saturday, April 11, 2009

He Is Risen!

"Behold the Lamb"
8 x 10 oil on canvas

I have been wanting to do a lamb portrait for quite some time and this week just seemed the appropriate time with it being Holy Week. I love the innocence of the portrayal of a lamb as the figure of Christ that was sacrificed for all of our sins, when He indeed had none. It says in Isaiah 53:7 "He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth." According to the Word,  Jesus Christ was indeed the Lamb of God in terms of his obedience and silent submission and he continues to be so in his glorified status. Praise the Lord the Almighty for providing for us who did not deserve anything, a way to know Him!

6x6 Acrylic on canvas

Clearly this has nothing to do with Easter, I just forgot to post it earlier. Both of the above paintings are for sale. Please e-mail me if you are interested. Thanks for visiting!


Robin Roberts said...

Karen - the lamb is wonderful. I enjoy the warm and cool and the sweet face. And thank you for this blog post - you said it all so nicely

Karen Smith said...

Thanks so much Robin!

Gary Keimig said...

Nice paintings Karen. Your painting of the Lamb to commemorate Easter is especially nice. And. I like the expression you are getting on your paintings of the dogs.
God bless and keep up the good work