This painting was created this year in April. It is water color and graphite, with acrylic accents. I wanted to depict what it was like for Jesus in that moment of decision in the garden of Gethsemane when he had to choose God’s will or his own. It struck me how real it is that Christ actually shared in our temptations, just like the Bible claims and he never asks us to do anything he didn’t do first!
This painting was indirectly inspired by Picasso, who used bits of magazines and news papers in his collage pieces. Since I prefer realism, I decided to use that technique in a multimedia piece featuring a subject I knew – puppies. What better to accompany news paper, than puppies? As for the arrangement, I wanted to capture the way that puppies sleep in a pile fitting into each other like puzzle pieces. It made an excellent bedroom decoration.