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 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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