Personifying persecution in the form of gossip, mocking, anger and skepticism.
The idea for this painting came to me immediately. However, it was several months before the idea was put on paper. I wanted to personify the type of persecution that we see here in the United States.
The original intent for this painting was to depict religious discrimination. Mainly towards Christians; which is getting worse in American society.
Matthew 5:10 & 11 ~ Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me (Jesus).
Any type of persecution or discrimination on any level is wrong...
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 just feels more complete."
"Lately, I've been exploring a new media - water mixable oils. Loving it so far."
Her painterly style is what she calls impressionistic realism.
"Although I am capable of doing photo-real work, I like having my art lean towards a looser rendering of the real and leave a little to the viewer's imagination."
She also enjoys photography. Her natural ability for composing a painting works for her...
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