Illustration of Jesus writing in the sand.
The girl stands unaware of the mercy she is about to receive. Her sin fully exposed. Caught in the act of adultry. According to Jewish law, the law of Moses, anyone caught in the act of adultry was to be stoned to death.
The pharasees used this girl to trap Jesus. Would he uphold the law? Jesus turned the situation into a story of mercy. This painting illustrates how Jesus got their attention by being a peacemaker. He courageously knelt down two times to write in the sand in front of an angry, ready-to-kill crowd. Some think he was gathering his thoughts, but consider the situation and the end result. I believe he was writing their sins into the sand.
When he said, "He...
Jani is an award winning water media and graphite artist who specializes in horses and people, but can paint or draw anything. Many of her watercolor paintings have pastel and/or India ink added.
"Sometimes watercolor alone just doesn't capture the depth needed to tell the story. When pastel or ink is added, it seems to complete the piece of art."
"Lately, I've been exploring a new media - water soluble oils. I love this media because of the easy soap and water clean up and the paint isn't toxic, but otherwise behaves just like traditional oils."
Her emotive, painterly style is what she calls impressionistic realism.
"Although I am capable of doing photo-real work, I prefer creating works that lean towards a looser rendering of...
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